Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2015.62.1
Dimensions: 84 in X 37 in
Dimensions (Metric): 213.36 cm X 93.98 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the Museum of the City of New York
Slash of Hearts
First panel of a painting by Donna Glazer-Pressman titled Slash of Hearts. The painting features black paint on canvas with "slashes," or score marks pierced into the canvas using a box cutter. Side by side, the two panels represent the Twin Towers.
Donna Glazer-Pressman’s studio in Manhattan afforded unimpeded views of lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center. Although not in her studio on the morning of 9/11, she was deeply disturbed by the brutality of the terrorist attacks and the resulting loss of human life and civic security. In January 2002, Pressman channeled her emotions into the creation of a painting titled Out of This World. This oil-on-canvas piece depicts the Twin Towers surrounded by slash marks that were ripped into the canvas as an intentional feature of the painting’s compositional aesthetics. Based on this initial work, Glazer-Pressman created Slash of Hearts for the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks.