The picture is a simple sketch on paper, with digital watercolors in Painter, and a few touch-ups in Photoshop.
The quote is from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
The faint shadow in the picture is the shadow of the World Trade Center cross, the only memorial currently standing at the WTC site.
Thank your for all of the emails concerning the picture. I’m flattered that it connected with so many people. I have no plans to turn this into a print, or a wallpaper. This was just my way of remembering the victims and the heroes of 9/11.
Also, for those waiting, the transcript of last week’s Xfire chat has been posted.