Let Down Your Guard

Let Down Your Guard

When we come into contact with other people, especially those who may look or act differently, it can be difficult…

Bringing Light To The Darkness

Bringing Light to the Darkness

Following the recent presidential election with its hateful language and outpouring of intolerance, I felt like I needed to create…

Dark Days: Where Does It End?

Dark Days: Where Does it End?

In the three years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there have been approximately 150 school shootings -…

Danger, Danger!

Danger, Danger!

This piece was inspired by a young athlete on the NYC Special Olympics gymnastics team who is unsure of his…

Shattered Childhood

Shattered Childhood

My nephew was a first grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School when,on December 14, 2012, his carefree childhood came to…

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

This piece was inspired by Florence Chittenden Verdurmen, the woman who taught me everything I know about coaching Special Olympics…

Feeling The Beat

Feeling the Beat

Part of a series about Special Olympics athletes, this piece was inspired by Adrian, an athlete I coached for about…

Circle Thinking

Circle Thinking

Part of a series about Special Olympic gymnasts, this piece is inspired by a young man who gets caught in…

Peace Corps Commemmeration

Peace Corps Commemmeration

This piece was created to honor the two years my client's daughter Katie spent with the Peace Corps in Senegal. Since…

Temporary Shelter

Temporary Shelter

This piece, reminiscent of a sukkah or hut used on the holiday of Sukkot, tells the stories of homeless New Yorkers ages…

Heather

Heather

When Heather moved to New York, she had a great job as a copy editor at Harper Collins. She enjoyed…

Steven

Steven

Steven grew up on the streets of New Jersey. His mother was unable to take care of him and his…

Joe

Joe

After a divorce and a lost job, Joe found out that the people he “thought would be there in hard…

Ted

Ted

Ted’s life has been a series of ups and downs, so this piece is a timeline of his story. The…

Miriam

Miriam

75-year-old Miriam has held onto her spunk and fight during her year and a half in the NY shelter system.…

John

John

John is a trucker. After getting his truck stuck under a bridge, he lost his job and soon after, could…

Roger

Roger

As Roger spoke about the story of his life, the layers of sadness that made up his past and the…

Kim

Kim

Kim didn’t share too much of her story, but she came to NY to escape an abusive relationship. She said…

Eric

Eric

Eric was a manager in a hotel when the economy tanked and he was laid off. Unable to find a…

See Me 2

See Me 2

Part of a series inspired by interactions with homeless New Yorkers,  this piece asks the viewer to see the individuals…

See Me 3

See Me 3

Part of a series inspired by interactions with homeless New Yorkers,  this piece asks the viewer to see the individuals…

See Me

See Me

This piece was inspired by my interaction with men in New York City's faith-based shelters. Each night, these homeless individuals…

Why Is The Sky Blue?

Why is the Sky Blue?

Made from hand painted, computer printed, and commercial fabrics, this quilt is my answer to the challenge "Why is the…

In Search Of Home

In Search of Home

This piece tells the story of a homeless man I met in a faith-based shelter in NYC. This man lost…