A Tear in her Eye
By MIke S.

The name of my hexagon is A Tear in her Eye.  It depicts the Statue of Liberty crying with the smoke over New York City on 9/11 in the background.  She is crying because of the devastation caused by these attacks.  The hexagon symbolizes how America was saddened by the events that occurred on September 11, 2001.
Almost 3,000 people died on that day, and 2.5 million perished in wars that were started in response to this attack.  It was the first attack on American Soil since the bombing of Pearl Harbor at the start of World War II.  However, while being the worse attack, this was not the only one.  Between 1968 and 2006, 4,165 Americans were killed by terrorist attacks.

While we have made great strides towards eliminating organized terrorism, such as killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, this is still an issue that is effecting us today.  Just last month, Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in Libya by Al-Qaeda militants.  More needs to be done to minimize people joining these terrorist groups in the Middle East.  These recruits are vulnerable because they know nothing will ever become of their lives so when they are told that they can serve Allah (the God in Islam) and live in heaven in a warrior’s paradise, they jump at the chance.  While this is crazy and simply a way to hurt Americans, these people do not know that.  There needs to be groups that help improve the quality of life in the Middle East so they can complete school and get a good career.  This way they can hope for something better for themselves and not be susceptible to join extremist groups such as Al-Qaeda.

I chose a dark background to represent how devastating terrorism is, and made the Statue of Liberty bright to show that not all hope is lost and organized terrorism can be ended.  I used Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop to complete this project because I knew I could a.

I chose to research this issue because I was surprised and horrified by the attacks in Libya that have recently occurred.

Frank S
10/9/2012 09:40:48 pm

I really liked how you encorporated the statue of liberty into the subject of 9/11 acting like she was a person.

Charlie C
10/11/2012 12:14:54 pm

I really like your picture because it really brings out your topic.

Joe D
10/12/2012 03:59:05 am

I like how creatively you showed this issue with the statue

Ms. Weiss
10/18/2012 09:37:08 am

Mike, not only was your explanation incredibly well-written, but the artwork you created on the computer is amazing.

Sam S
10/24/2012 01:56:58 am

I love its simplistic look, and it really communicates your topic without using words. Well done.


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