"On Sept. 11, 2001, husband and wife Peter and Sue Hanson left their Massachusetts home and boarded Flight 175 with their daughter Christine. The family was on their way to California for a trip to Disneyland and to visit family. The youngest of the eight children who were killed on 9/11, it was Christine’s first time on an airplane." By 9/11 Memorial Staff
America was forever changed that tragic day.
Two years later, Peter Hanson’s grandparents contacted me to create a mural for Boston Medical Center’s Pediatric Treatment Room to be dedicated to their son, wife and granddaughter on flight 175.
I was honored beyond words. My mural titled "Christine’s World”, a world through the eyes of a child; little Christine’s love for nature, bugs, flowers, butterflies, children’s games, reading and smiles. Her father's love for the Celtics inspired the basketball game; and the secret behind choosing the "green" grasshopper. The mural continues to help children daily ease their anxiety and aides staff into a wonderful world of seek and find.
Each year, I am reminded of what a gift this was to create. Creating a world for our future generations, I am forever grateful to Lee and Eunice Hanson who guided this project sharing with countless families the beauty of their own family.
9/11 Hanson Memorial Mural "Christine's World" Pediatric Rm Boston Medical Center