SEPTEMBER 11, 2001​

​By Alice Nolan Merlone

When this tragedy occurred, I had been working on a series of tulips.  I had begun a new one in purple, a color I seldom used.  I put it aside and began the series of 9-11 images, and for months, that is all that I did in my printmaking.  During this period, I created a woodcut of the American Flagg, and numerous stencils, and used these elements in my prints.  At one point I returned to the purple flowers, and added a collagraph, and titled it Tragedy and Hope.  This image was included in a 9-11 exhibition in 2002 at the Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA.    Later, I added text to one of the prints, ​Revisiting the Loss.