“Thus says the Lord God to these bones:
I will cause breath to enter you and you shall live…..”
The “spirit figure” in this painting represents the Spirit of America……The Holy Spirit that galvanized us as a nation.
Not nationalism, mind you. Nationalism implies political and military might.
The Holy Spirit always becomes a reality when we find ourselves helpless and powerless.
The power of Love that gripped the nation, the Love that transcended race, age and profession rose up out of the ashes of 9/11. We were “united” as never before.
The remnants of buildings look like bones.
The skeletal structure appears to be all that remains.
The bones you can see in the hands of the spirit figure, reach into the rubble as if being Xrayed.
The rich red blood of the people of America flows through the veins of the Spirit.