ground zero museum

We remember September 11 with Ellsworth Kelly’s Ground Zero (2003). Kelly first began conceiving a memorial at Ground Zero in 2001, when he imagined a large, gently sloping mound of earth covered in brilliant green grass. For thousands of years, cultures all over the world have used mounds as a way to revere the dead, and Kelly has said that ancient mounds of North America influenced some of the shapes in his work. When the artist saw this aerial photograph of Ground Zero published in The New York Times in 2003, he was moved to make this collage of a prospective memorial. As envisioned by Kelly, pedestrians walking towards the memorial would see green curves at the intersection of the street and the mound, each block offering a different aperture and shape. Those looking down from neighboring buildings on the site would see an expanse of color, as if looking at the ocean or sky. 

Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015), Ground Zero, 2003. Collage on paper (newsprint). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of an anonymous donor. © Ellsworth Kelly

This morning, I finally saw a Google Offer that interested me, a 40% discount on the new Ground Zero Museum Workshop.

What was odd is that after purchasing the deal, Google didn’t give me any sort of way of sharing the offer with my community on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or even their own Google +.

It feels as though Google is missing out on a big opportunity to create awareness for Google Offers and a way for people to share information on Google+ that is actually somewhat interesting.