Shortly after the 9/11 Twin Towers attack in 2001 Frank built an airplane by his own hand, along with a large painting to commemorate the victims of this tragedy. Frank was inspired by a vision of the plane’s passengers asking him to make a memorial for the loved ones they had left behind. In his vision they showed him hundreds of hands lifting the airplane “Paradise Bird” up to the sky, and asked him where he wanted to place their monument. He told them: “Everywhere!” Then they asked him: “Where do you want to locate it specifically?” Frank’s answered: “Any place in Manhattan, New York City!”
For the cockpit Frank built a kaleidoscopic interior from pinball playing fields, with their amazing lay-outs and colorful lightning. Numerous blinking bulbs seem to symbolize a color ring of candle light. The result is a dazzling Pop Art experience.