Thursday, June 24, 2010

Biking New York

On a total side note from art, here's one of the things I always wanted to do; bike from where I live to Manhattan and back. It was such a gorgeous ride, 67 miles in total riding through Jersey, across the GW Bridge and into Manhattan. We then rode along the West side bike path all the way to Battery Park, where we admired the Statue of Liberty as well as taking a moment to view the World Trade Center sculpture, a heartbreaking site. I used to love to sit in the middle area of the WTC by this sculpture.
I recommend to anyone who likes to cycle to ride the West Side path.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Blueprint for Accountability

I recently attended the 'Blueprint for Accountability' presented by the Culture Project in Manhattan. Informative, with a format that brought in a diverse panel, multimedia, and celebrity performances.
Learn and see what it's about:

Some recent work

It's been a while since I've posted up freelance work other than my Guantanamo sketches. I have to say, I really enjoy the diversity of the work that I do and appreciate that my career has followed that open path; from sketching live in court (very intense and gratifying work) to teaching online (love seeing my students progress in their drawing ability) and last but not least, freelance illustrating, giving a visual narrative.
Here are two pieces for Newsday's Opinion editorials. The hand with the stopwatch is about Long Island having hospitals that can deal in a timely and effective manner with stroke victims- time always being of essence in an injury, but with a stroke what you do-and when, can make a huge difference in the outcome.
The second piece is about Health Care Reform, and our own ability to take preventative measures in our life choices; from eating, to reducing stress by reading, and of course, excercising.