RIP John Lewis

Watching the funeral procession of John Lewis yesterday as it made its way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge was a moving event. We all remembered the bloodshed of 55 years ago, now represented so poetically by the rose petals strewn along his path; a path that changed America. The words he leaves us with sum […]

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BLM Vigil

During the last two weeks, Black Lives Matter protests have erupted worldwide, condemning the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. I am in total support, and would document the protestors marching through the streets of NYC, but due to the coronavirus, I can only join them in spirit. But there […]

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Spirituality & Health Magazine

My reportage illustrations of the NYC rally against the immigrant ban have been published in the May/June issue of Spirituality & Health. The drawings are illustrating an article titled Being Honorable by Brady Kiesling, who writes about his decision to leave the state department after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and his thoughts on the first attempted Executive Order […]

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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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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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