New York City

The Empty Chair, painting by Debbie Viola to honor all victims of terror attacks

The Empty Chair

As I began painting this (9/11/17), I tried to express the pit in my stomach that I felt, all these years later. I thought about the thousands of people that were murdered on September 11, and all the empty chairs they left behind — at the dinner table, and Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and family birthdays, …

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New York City exterior mural

    This was a fun and exhilirating sumer project. I was on the top floor of a 34 floor building in New York City, just blocks from Ground Zero. Blocking that thought out of my mind was the only way to get through the project. Here are some “BEFORE” pictures.