This is one of a series of 30 paintings that I did in the spring of 2001. The paintings were presented in a group exhibition here in Los Angeles on September 15th, just 4 days after the September 11th attacks (the show had been planned months in advance).

Where does the meaning come from in a work of art? Is it contained in the artwork itself, or does it come from somewhere else? Is it permanent, or can it change? How much control does the artist have over what is communicated by their work?