Exhibits!

Happy to announce that I am in two exhibits this month! The first one, pictured above, is called Transcriptors: Illustration, Documentary and the Material at University for the Creative Arts,  Farnham in the UK. The photo above shows one of my drawings from 9/11 at the entrance to the gallery; in the case are publications […]

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Ask Smithsonian

A few weeks ago I received a call to do an illustration for the Smithsonian magazine – featured in the “Ask Smithsonian” column. It’s a monthly column on the last page of the issue, and my illustration for the November “Q” column asks the question: “Union Station, Penn Station – why do so many major […]

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The Scottish Play

Last night I attended the panoramic performance of “the Scottish play”, Macbeth, put on by the New York Classical Theatre. They are giving free outdoor performances in Battery Park every evening at 7 pm through August 20th. (One of the perks of summers in NYC are these kinds of events.) It was a beautiful evening […]

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You Never Know

Something I always tell my students is, “you never know.” As in, you never know what making art and putting it out there in the world will create in your life. About two years ago, I received an email from a man named Josh. He had written a poem about the humanity on the NYC subway and […]

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Sakura!

Sakura – the cherry blossoms – those fleeting, etherial flowers that arrive in early spring. No matter how much work you may have to do, or things you may have on your mind, when the cherry tree blooms you must take a little time to sit and appreciate it’s beauty. Ahhh….spring.

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Jacob Levine

When I was doing the research for my picture book, I Was Dreaming to Come to America, I had the privilege to be present at a few interviews with people who had entered the US through Ellis Island. This is Jacob Levine, a Russian Jewish man who “stole the border” and emigrated from Russia in […]

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