Accession Number: C.2013.94.1
Dimensions: 11.5 in X 4.5 in X 2.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 29.21 cm X 11.43 cm X 6.35 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Maria G. Pisano
Handmade artist book titled Hecatombe 9-11 created by Maria G. Pisano. The book is enclosed in a handmade box with imagery of the facade of the Twin Towers at Ground Zero. The book utilizes prints of photographs taken by Pisano in 2001 depicting Ground Zero and the surrounding area. The book also incorporates the names of the victims, listed alphabetically.
Conceived as a work of art in the form of a book of accordion-fold pages framed in black, artist Maria Pisano’s creation includes the alphabetized names of the victims, photographs she captured of the destroyed buildings and various spontaneous memorials created by the bereaved throughout the downtown area, details of the attacks, and a poem she wrote. She dedicated the finished artwork to “those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms.”