Copyright Date: Oct 2001......REALLY early in the 9/11 perception evolution!
This had become such an interesting thread, not so much for what has been revealed about the messaging within Ben's image but how it has caused many
of us to think about both 9/11 and what few things this image contains that may connect to form something greater than the sum of its parts.
I can tell that I would enjoy conversing with many of you and it's good to be reminded that not all people shrink from the pressure to "stay
and avoid being thought of as a wacko.
Here's what I can bring to the discussion though. It should be of primary focus that, this image was created by Ben Frost (refer to earlier
comments where that is revealed in more depth)
. Naturally, when I learned this I took a gander at his web site but didn't visit too long.
After returning to ATS and reading further, the copyright date of Oct 2001 jumped out at me as....how shall I put this......REALLY early in the 9/11
perception evolution! So, when this thread started to fizzle slightly I went back to Ben's site and absorbed all I could and what I could glean from
related articles about him and his world.
The result of my time pondering this is an article I wrote earlier today on my blog, which I encourage you to read if only for the marked-up image
analysis I put together...
9/11 Symbology Within
Childrens’ Illustration. An Artist’s Quiet Scream Not Heard by Americans
If you don't read my article itself, at least check out my breakdown image for some things not considered here as yet...
In short, my interest is in the dynamic that caused Ben to have the interest and presence of mind to create this socially enigmatic image. So, my
article above might be the cue for some of you to consider why him and not you or me!?
The rumblings inside me about the 9/11 wonderland didn't spew forth until sometime in 2007. That's a six year procrastination. This dude had his
report ready in weeks! Why is that I wonder?
(***Scary and ominous music fades up...***)
Why is that, I wonnnddeerrrrrr?
Just kidding. I don't figure anything nefarious going on with Ben, but it does make me feel like an idiot. And he seems like a funny and ironic
artist that keeps on truckin' even though he's been carrying this baggage a while. I should chat him up to learn his secret to staying positive.
Maybe living in Australia helps.
Carry on. Be seeing you. PeterK