“Untitled” from the series “US Letter”
2011, c-print, 34×42″

Bobby Davidson

“…papers massed in the air, contracts, resumes blowing by, intact snatches of business.”

Don DeLillo’s novel Falling Man describes a scene of disarray and chaos at Ground Zero on the day the towers disappeared from the New York skyline. My series US Letter was inspired by images and documentation taken during 9/11. Though I was not physically present to witness this event I began to wonder if it is possible that something as simple as a sheet of paper falling from the sky has the ability to connect an individual with that dark day. Are these images beautifully tragic? Can debris falling from the sky act as physical evidence to unite us with those who perished and the events that took place that day? These images render me speechless.

Bobby Davidson (Brooklyn, NY) received his MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2010 and his BFA from the University of North Florida in 2007. His work has been shown at the INsa Art Forum and Fair (Seoul, South Korea), Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art (Jacksonville, FL), Aperture Foundation, and Daniel Cooney Fine Art (both in NYC), among others. Davidson’s work has appeared in several online and print publications including Conscientious, iheartphotograph, and Burn Magazine. He is a recipient of a residency from the Atlantic Center for the Arts.