"Cage", 2001, oil/wood, 19"-15". This painting was made around the time of 9/11. It was shown in a Russian artists show close to the site a few months later. The gallery was located way under ground in the basement of a Russian bar two blocks from where one of the jet engines landed. The gallery was named Artyama, "yama" meaning cave in Russian. I only noticed later that the black and white patterns were similar to the pseudo Islamic arches on the lower part of the Trade Centers.