Karen Finley waited on Church Street with the frosted tourists and the photo display of what used to be, while two workers on the other side of the chain-link fence set up the ground zero Christmas tree. On that day, December 6, and every other Friday for the foreseeable future, Finley planned to circumnavigate the World Trade Center site, to "bring peace" and to acknowledge the feelings that emanate from there: the grief, sadness, and too-muchness of it all. She'd invited friends to join her, but at the appointed hour, only two were there. Fine. If need be, she would... More >>>
By photo: Dona Ann McAdams
Finley at the final class performance. Her advice to blocked artists: "The unfamiliar allows you a freedom."