Gun, Germs, and Aluminum
12 x 20"
oil on linen
On September 11, 2001, terrorists commandeered four civilian airliners. They flew two of them into the World Trade Center in New York, one into the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and they crashed one into the Pennsylvania countryside.
One of the many measures enacted by the United States government was the establishment of the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program to help ensure that such an act would never happen again. The highly trained women and men airline pilot volunteers of the FFDO program constitute one of the single largest groups of deputized law enforcement officers in the country.
After the terrible events of 9/11 charitable foundations were incorporated in the memories of the pilots killed on that day. As a tribute to the civilian airline pilot volunteers of the FFDO program, and in the honor of the crewmembers who lost their lives, artist and airline captain, Garry Kravit, painted a still life entitled, Never Again.
To honor the FFDOs and contribute to the good work of the 9/11 pilot foundations, 175 signed and numbered giclees (pronounced zhee-clay) will be produced and sold. These are high quality, archival, prints on canvas. Each print is 12 x 20," identical to the original painting. One hundred dollars from each print sold will be donated equally to:
Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund www.dahlfund.org
Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial http://www.9-11memorialgarden.org
LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation https://www.leroywhomerjr.org
Michael Horrocks Foundation https://wcufoundation.org/
Prints of this quality often sell for hundreds of dollars. Guns, Germs, and Aluminum is being offered for the cost of printing, stretching and mailing, plus $100 which will be divided between the 9/11 United pilot foundations.
Your giclee can be sent rolled up in a tube ready to be stretched by your framer, or if you'd prefer it can be stretched and mailed in a box, ready for framing. Shipping to domestic addresses is included. Email for International shipping options.
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Guns, Germs, and Aluminum was painted using the classic indirect method from a still life, this involves many layers, each painted as the previous layer dries.
A drawing in charcoal is made on the canvas.
A value study in browns is done to set the lights and darks of the painting.
Initial colors are laid in. This is called the "dead coloring" phase.
Refinement of shapes, values, and colors continues, including addition of highlights.
Attention to detail becomes more important as refinement of light and shadow continues.
Application of glazes begins to give depth and atmosphere to the painting, as well as to turn forms.
Final glazes are done and the painting is complete.
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