The impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on children and teenagers shows up most profoundly not in their words, but in the images that come from their imagination.

At Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, students in Jonathan Mann's digital art class recently created images representing their reflections and responses to the tragedy. More than 160 students in grades nine through 12 developed art using computer technology.

The artwork will be on display in the school's main lobby through the end of the year.

At the Magical Montgomery Festival in September, Create Art Center in Bethesda invited children to draw pictures expressing their feelings about the attacks. About 50 pictures will be on display through mid-December at the center.

A student's artwork shows the World Trade Center engulfed in flames and offers words of hope, at left. Above, a digital collage by Tara Moon, a senior at Springbrook High School. At right, another work of art by Colleen Orton, a junior at Springbrook, was created in a digital art class. Digital artworks, including a piece by sophomore Eddie Hui, above, are displayed on a representation of the Pentagon and Twin Towers, below right. Below left, a child's creation is part of the display at Create Art Center in Bethesda.At the Create Art Center display of children's artwork, Harrison Wallace expressed his feelings on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in a drawing, above.