Photo credit: Provided by donor
Accession Number: C.2014.478.1
Dimensions: 17.25 in X 14.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 43.815 cm X 36.83 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Donna Levinstone in memory of all those who perished
Black-and-white pastel drawing on paper titled Ascending Spirit by Donna Levinstone. The drawing depicts the outline of buildings with gray-and-white smoke rising from Ground Zero.
The tragic beauty of the smoke and dust clouds in the midst of 9/11 took on spiritual overtones for artist Donna Levinstone, and she focused on that aspect in the series of pastels she created in late 2001 and 2002. This piece, Ascending Spirit, depicts the dark outlines of tall buildings with the contrasting light, which seems to lift the gray-and-white smoke ascending from the darkness.