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Las Vegas Weekly
Letters: "The fallout from horror"
September 5-12, 2002
Pg 4
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The fallout from horror

I am a young artist living and working in New York City and my studio is in lower Manhattan, just a few blocks from the World Trade Center.

Like so many people, I felt so helpless and wanted to do something. Communicating through my art became my way of helping myself and other Americans heal. I created a project where I stamp dollar bills with the phrases, "I am not terrorized" and "I am not afraid." The terrorists struck lower Manhattan, the financial capital of the world. I chose money as my medium to attack back.

I spent the stamped bills and put them in circulation, and I also trade the dollars. There are over 200,000 stamped bills in circulation, including such places as New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Washington D.C., London and Berlin.

-David Greg Harth