Signal Hill has long been a communications point on the Southern California landscape. In an earlier era, Native Americans signaled their brethren with fire and smoke, from Santa Catalina Island to the foothills of the Coastal Range bordering what is now L.A.

Today the signals are electronic, connecting us--at the click of a mouse--to vast, new worldwide networks.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11, one artist's response

Ten years ago, as we were trying to come to grips with the horrors of the World Trade Center attacks, artists throughout the world were coping with the tragedy.  Here is the response of Sacramento artist Maggie Jimenez.

A somber figure, hands thrust helplessly into the air.  And written on its torso:

"We have seen a sight we will not forget

There are ashes everywhere

The souls of lost lovers are everywhere

A flag is planted in rubble

There will be war somewhere

A land united in sorrow

There is sadness everywhere

SEPT 11   20001"


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