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Kenneth Turner Art

Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes

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Kenneth Turner's painting of the Twin Towers after 9/11 is not just an artwork; it is a profound statement of resilience, faith, and unity. Commissioned two months after the tragic event, the painting was born out of a desire to encapsulate the indomitable spirit that emerged from the ashes of that day. The commissioning party, Mr. Dean, approached Turner with a vision to capture the increased faith in God, love of country, and the newfound brotherhood among Americans. Turner, inspired by this narrative, began sketching ideas on a napkin in a restaurant, eagerly hoping to bring Mr. Dean's vision to life. The resulting masterpiece was completed in three months, encapsulating the collective heartache and the resilient spirit of a nation reborn from tragedy.

This piece did more than just adorn the walls of those who commissioned it; it became a symbol of hope and unity that resonated deeply with many. Giclée prints were distributed to significant New York institutions, including the NYPD, the fire department, and the Port Authority, each customized with portraits of those they lost and their acts of heroism, such as the flag-raising. The artwork's significance caught the attention of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, where it found a place of honor, further cementing its status as a poignant reminder of the event's impact and the unbreakable spirit of the American people. Through this painting, Turner not only captured a moment in history but also the enduring strength and unity that defines the nation.

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