Pick up the pieces.. but Never Forget.... 9-11 Tribute

September 11th, 2009 in member junk     
byabpryor byabpryor, member
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The Apple represtents New York City... It was actually a cutting board, I found in the shape of an apple but I left it in the rain one too many times and it split.The cubby in the back is some sort of collection holder.... I found that too. It houses different notes, ads, tidbits about the day. Details I can never forget.


The pieces of paper are from a 9/11 book I purchased (since I was too shaken to detail with my own camera). It took me about 6 or 7 years to even open the book.


I painted, pieced and glued.. and voila! Instant (tongue in cheek) Art Therapy.


I decided to create this to help me process the event.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Usable Art byABPryor
posted in: member junk, tabletop, wood, artwork, eclectic, white, black, red, paint

Comments (22)

ChristiInCT writes: What a fabulous use of symbolism, junk & talent! Thank you for sharing what I cannot yet... You are an inspiration, and seeing your work - who knows? Maybe I can open that door and do some artistic healing myself... Thank you so much!
Many Blessings to You & Yours,
(In the poor section of CT - lol) Posted: 9:12 pm on September 15th
Cowlady writes: I think this is a lovely tribute to those who died on 9/11 & those who risked all to save those they could. Thank you for remembering & sharing this with us. Posted: 8:50 pm on September 15th
MimiToria writes: What a wonderful Tribute you've made. I know this day changed my life forever. I will forever be greatful to those that serve to keep America safer than it would be without them.
Very creative use of the apple breadboard. When I first gazed at your blog I thought it was a heart. A broken heart! Many lives were changed and hearts were broken on that day. Amazingly creative and the fact that it helps you heal as well as is a tribute is wonderful.
Gretchen Posted: 1:07 pm on September 15th
ClassyLadyJen writes: What a wonderful idea. It is simple, yet touching. Nicely done. Posted: 11:02 am on September 15th
shabbychick writes: Thanks for sharing - it is a touching tribute to an event that has affected all of us...

Take care, Kathy Posted: 11:44 pm on September 12th
CottageElements writes: AB, very touching and thought provoking. Thank you!

Lani Posted: 10:37 pm on September 12th
byabpryor writes: You all are too sweet.. thank you.
We are all in this together. Posted: 9:11 pm on September 12th
bluejean writes: I often hear the phrase these days "before 9/11.....or after 9/11". That day things changed and we will never be the same again. Your split apple reflects that in your art. But on a more positive note I see all the little, individual compartments, which make the foundation, holding it all together. Posted: 5:58 pm on September 12th
oldnews writes: So beautiful, and I'm sure, difficult to share. We are all so grateful that you did. Hugs, Marie Posted: 5:23 pm on September 12th
greencolleen writes: thanks so much for sharing, my heart goes out to you and the others that were affected by 911. it still causes me to get misty. be well!!! Posted: 10:11 am on September 12th
GroovyGreenDesigns writes: How awesome. Great reuse art idea. Love it!! Posted: 9:18 am on September 12th
alicemom writes: Ang, Thank you! It is beautiful and fitting tribute.
smiles and healing,
alice Posted: 10:51 pm on September 11th
DownHomeDIY writes: A beautiful tribute! I feel the same and don't like to look at the books and won't turn the TV on today. I will never forget!
Thank you for remembering.
In honor of Dave and Lynn, Flight 11 Posted: 9:25 pm on September 11th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: What a beautiful piece you created. I heard a tribute on a local radio station today. They played parts of their original broadcasts describing things as they were happening. That was followed by Faith Hill singing the Star Spangled Banner. Choked me up.

Thanks for sharing your art.
Posted: 6:37 pm on September 11th
LuAnn writes: What a fitting and lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing. LuAnn Posted: 4:15 pm on September 11th
fellowjunker writes: It is hard to find the words to describe how meaningful and special this piece is.
In my thoughts,
xojanis Posted: 3:20 pm on September 11th
byabpryor writes: Oh thank you ladies, It took me a while to share with others. I truly appreciate your sentiments!

Ang Posted: 2:20 pm on September 11th
suewhitney writes: Wow, this is a very special piece and beautiful tribute, AB. Thanks so much for sharing this with your friends and family here t JMS.

Sue Posted: 2:10 pm on September 11th
junkermidge writes: Great tribute and great way you found to channel your energies to help with the healing process. I pray there's much healing for you and for everyone who suffered because of this -- but I hope we never forget.
Posted: 12:36 pm on September 11th
chippingcharm writes: Wow...very moving tribute...thanks for sharing this with us...Laurel Posted: 12:11 pm on September 11th
RustyDiva writes: Wonderful tribute! It's sooo important to remember and I'm glad you found a way to process. Posted: 11:53 am on September 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Beautifully done, AB. I hope this has helped you with healing.

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing.
Candy Posted: 11:34 am on September 11th
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