Thirty-six Views of One World Trade Center in Context: The Symbolic Power of Landscape

A catalogue essay written for Brenda Berkman, Thirty-six Views of One World Trade Center: Stone Lithographs by Brenda Berkman (Northfield, MN: Engage Print, 2021). ISBN: 978-0578950013. The catalogue features a comprehensive series of 36 lithographs by contemporary artist Brenda Berkman. Berkman is not only an alumna of St. Olaf College, but she was also a firefighter for the New York City Fire Department and a first responder during the 9/11 attack. In 2008, after retiring from the NYFD, Berkman began to make prints, specializing in stone lithography and copperplate etching. This essay attempts to put Berkman's work into a broader art historical context with some of the artists who have inspired her project. The essay was reproduced by the Flaten Art Museum for the exhibition Altered Skyline: Brenda Berkman’s Thirty-Six Views of One World Trade Center (September 10 - October 15, 2021).

Client: Flaten Art Museum, Brenda Berkman Date: 2021

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