Title: "US Letter"
“…papers massed in the air, contracts, resumes blowing by, intact snatches of business.”
In Don DeLillo's Falling Man he describes a scene of both disarray and chaos at Ground Zero on the day the towers disappeared from the New York skyline. Is
it possible that something as simple as an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper falling from a sky of ash has the ability to connect an individual with this tragedy without
being directly affected by it? Is this beautifully tragic? Seeing debris falling from the sky as physical evidence of another person and how that can
somehow unite us with that stranger and the events that took place renders me speechless.
This series was inspired by images and documentation taken during 9/11. I was not physically present to witness this event. So with this found footage I
recreated an imagined 9/11 through a digital illustration.
Bobby Davidson received his MFA from Parsons The New School for Design 2010. His work is rooted in interdisciplinary practice dealing with humor, photographic discourse, and consumer culture. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been exhibited at Aperture Foundation, Center for Photography at Woodstock and The Humble Arts Foundation.