In the days following 9-11, the nightmare continued, even in our sleep. Some dreamed of towers falling again and again. I dreamed about the firefighters going up when others were coming down. About September 14 I began searching for an artist to paint a piece that would become Wineskins cover art for the Nov-Dec 2001 issue.
Artist Arden von Haeger and I began meeting, talking about what we as a collective were experiencing and what I was envisioning and the nightmare of 9-11. He sketched several pieces, and this is what he polished and we developed into the cover of the “9-11” issue. We completely changed what we were going to do for that issue. Can’t even remember what the plan was, but I think we just bumped everything up a notch.
We also have some posters of this that we’ve donated to firefighters and for fundraisers. It is the art without the Wineskins masthead and without the titling superimposed. If you’d like to use this for fundraising purposes, or to give to a firefighter or firehouse, or just purchase a poster, email me.