Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 3 9/11 pre trial hearings, Guantanamo Bay

Third day into the pretrial hearings started out with just one detainee attending: KSM's nephew Ammar al baluchi. Victim family members spoke with me and I drew them in the first sketch of the day while ACLU lawyer Hima Shariz spoke. Shortly into the session, it was announced that KSM had indeed decided he wanted to attend; he'd changed his mind earlier and was on premises but not in court, a disappointment to all who had hoped to see him in the camoflauge vest approved by Judge Pohl just yesterday as a garment he could wear to court.

KSM was escorted in, and I did my best to capture him in that vest as well as during his verbal exchange with Judge Pohl- a surprising allowance, and not to happen again per Pohl's follow up.


Twethereal said...

I saw some of your courtroom artwork on CNN this morning. I think your work is fantastic. Am I correct that you are using pastels on actual pastel paper?

hamchat said...

You are correct! Regular pastel paper, brown toned, with pastels because you can work on top of the drawing as events change in court. Thanks for you kind compliments!