World Trade Center
six months on the 91st flr of the North tower
My experience working for six months in a studio on the 91st floor of the World Trade Centre changed the way I look at most of my life and of course most noticeably the way I approach my work.
The paintings I made while inhabiting the space were scribbles, annotations and ideas while I was chewing over various painting problems and issues that had become intensified by the extremeness of that situation.
I experimented with photographs and collage and especially the way I started to use photographs as a part of my painting process was an interesting departure.
The view, which was always stunning, was truncated by the divides between the narrow slot like windows made me become much more aware of the abstract, geometric and formal side of my work.
I built up an incredible affection for those crazy views from so high up and also for the two intense buildings which I could see from any point of my daily life in New York. I miss them still.