This art installation, created in 2014, is composed of 2,983 individual watercolor drawings, each a distinct attempt by the artist to remember the color of the sky on the morning of September 11, 2001. Commemorating the people killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, every square is a unique shade of blue, combining to create a panoramic mosaic of color.
Finch's work centers on the idea of memory. What one person perceives as blue might not be the same as what another person sees. Yet, our memories, like our perception of color, share a common reference.
Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning
Spencer Finch (American, b. 1962)
Watercolor on paper