an altar to the twin towers
and the people we have loved & lost
Public Art Installation presented by
rombo in collaboration with Janine Wang
November 2nd, 2021
Maria Hernandez Park,
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Featuring "1985: A Beautiful Day in Lower Manhattan" Soft Pastel Drawing by
& Director of Rombo
Frame Designed and Constructed by
Designer, Wood-turner, Teacher
On November 2nd, 2021 we placed an altar "ofrenda" dedicated to the 20 years since the fall of the Twin Towers and all the people we have Lost and Loved. We placed it at the center of Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
It was conceived by co-founder Diego Salazar who was inspired to create an altar after his travels in a Oaxaca, where it's customary to honor the dead by means of an altar with flowers, candles, and celebration.
It was a cold and wet night but it was important for us to display it on November 2nd, which is Day of the Dead in Mexico. Several friends attended and we had a beautiful time. We hope to continue this tradition into the future.
The altar and frame were made commissioned to the the talented Janine Wang in Philadelphia, PA, who is now part of the rombo platform.
The artwork featured is titled "1985" " and was made by rombo in dry Pastels Pastels and Colored Pencils on Paper.
Enjoy the following photos from our Day of the Dead event: