Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2022.5.2
Dimensions: 21.5 in X 14 in
Dimensions (Metric): 54.61 cm X 35.56 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Audrey Bethel Irwin and Dean Thomas Irwin
Flames & Flight
Framed collage titled Flames & Flight (2001), created by Audrey Irwin. The collage depicts the Twin Towers against a bright blue background representing the sky as seen on the morning of September 11, 2001. The Towers are cut from specialty paper and are mathematically accurate to the proportions of the original buildings. Color Aid Paper in black and gray is cut and collaged to represent smoke pouring out of the impact zones. Orange-colored paper cut into human-like figures appear to fall from the towers. At the bottom are torn pieces of handmade white paper and newsprint representing the debris.
Audrey Irwin is a working artist and an arts education professional in New York City. A witness and survivor of the 9/11 attacks, Irwin turned to art-making to help her process what she experienced.