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OUT OF THE ASHES

Kenneth R Turner Out of the Ashes
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Original oil painting 48x60 inches, 2002
Commissioned by and in the collection of Randy Dean.

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Giclees
24X30 $980
32X40 $1875
40X50 $3180
(What is a Giclee?)

Please Specify Version when ordering
Original, FDNY, NYPD or PAPD
Learn more of the artist's inspiration.

Commissioned by Randy Dean in November of 2001. He told me that something good had come out of 9/11, an increase of faith in God , love of country, and the brotherhood of all Americans. He wanted the painting to include the Pentagon, the WTC wreckage, the trees from the crash site in Pennsylvania, the Statue of Liberty, and people holding hands emerging out of the smoke and ashes. I thought the people holding hands would appear corny, but as I researched the painting I kept finding photographs of people during the events holding hands and holding each other up. After he described the concept he wanted portrayed, I said that I sure hoped he was going to commission me to paint the painting because it was the kind of painting I love to do. There are 150 individuals in the painting including victims, leaders from both sides of the aisle, rescuers, survivors and others. They make a determined united movement toward the viewer of the painting.

There are three versions of the image, the original with FDNY's famous flag raising, the Port Authorities version with 12 added portraits of some of the people they had lost, and the NYPD version where the flag raising that the Police Department had is central and the portraits of Chief Joe Esposito Chief Mike Scagnali have been added. All of these versions are available as giclees or light jet prints on watercolor paper. Lithographs are also available in an addition of 2500 signed and numbered.



WE THE PEOPLE

Kenneth R Turner We The People

Origanal oil painting 78x120 inches, 2004.
Commissioned by and in the collection of Randy Dean.
There is a 32x48 inch giclee in the collection of The George H. Bush Presidential Library

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Giclees
36x24 $1025
48x32 $2025
60x40 $3250
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Learn more of the artist's inspiration.

Randy Dean described 5 potential projects to me during lunch one day. When he got to the last one he said that some people had told him the idea wouldn't work. I responded by saying that I thought it would make a terrific painting. The concept was simple, from a distance it would be a painting of an American flag and up close the faces would emerge and be recognizable. The flag itself was the product of hours of flag watching, sketching and photographing. The list of who would be in the flag was expanding daily and continued to grow until the painting neared completion. The people were organized by a timeline within the stripes. The top stripe representing 1775 through 1800, each succeeding stripe adding 25 years. One of the greatest challenges was to fade the people into the flag without loosing their likenesses. The sun breaks through the clouds and illuminates the 412 portraits with a divine backlight. I couldn't help but reflect on the lives of those depicted in the flag and the millions they represented with all their diversity. Representing exactly the ideal which is the American Dream.



OUT OF THE ASHES

(NYPD Version)
Kenneth R Out of The Ashes
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Mixed media giclee ink on canvas enhanced with oil paint.
In the collection of The NYPD Museum.

Ordering Information
Giclees
24X30 $980
32X40 $1875
40X50 $3180
(What is a Giclee?)

Please Specify Version when ordering
Original, FDNY, NYPD or PAPD
Learn more of the artist's inspiration.

The flag raising is from a photo of the police departments flag raising,that they requested the artist add to their Giclee along with 2 portraits.



OUT OF THE ASHES

(Port Authority Version)
Kenneth R Turner Out of the Ashes
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Mixed media giclee ink on canvas enhanced with oil paint.
In the collection of The Port Authority Headquarters.

Ordering Information
Giclees
24X30 $980
32X40 $1875
40X50 $3180
(What is a Giclee?)

Please Specify Version when ordering
Original, FDNY, NYPD or PAPD


OUT OF THE ASHES

(FDNY)
Kenneth R Turner Out of the Ashes
Larger image

Mixed media giclee ink on canvas enhanced with oil paint.

Ordering Information
Giclees
24X30 $980
32X40 $1875
40X50 $3180
(What is a Giclee?)

Please Specify Version when ordering
Original, FDNY, NYPD or PAPD
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