Saturday, February 28, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
I'll never forget this day; it was 2006 and I was not allowed to draw the detainee's features as this was the rule at the time. Yvonne Bradley, lawyer for Mr. Mohamad, was 'taking the 5th' and choosing not to speak for Mohamad so that he might speak for himself. There was resistance, tension, possible repercussions- but she prevailed, and Mr. Mohamad was allowed to finally speak. Read the Miami Herald report about his release HERE
and NYT report HERE
I drew this from the monitors- you can see me and several reporters (Carol Rosenberg of Miami Herald, Carol Williams of Los Angeles Times, Sara Hussein, several human rights lawyers, and some military personnel- not detailed, in the gallery.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
One of the things I love about Nyack is it's history of being part of the Underground Railroad. Here are a few of my personal heroes, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and of course, Harriet Tubman. Racial prejudice is finally becoming a thing of the past; and the future of our country- as is, hopefully, equality on all levels.
Friday, February 6, 2009
It's been awhile since I've blogged; not long after returning back from Guantanamo I was struck with a pretty severe case of strep- a real knockout. Having since recovered, I've been busy finishing up projects, and getting back to the Hopper House to facilitate figure drawing. Sometimes it's hard to get the mojo up and go out on a cold winter night to draw for 3 hours.. then I get there and just feel so grateful that I am part of such a wonderful weekly gathering. The people that come in and draw for the sheer pleasure of it.. well, suffice to say, it's just plain gratifying.