“Always go a little further in the water than you feel capable.” — David Bowie
“How can you be an artist and not reflect the times?” — Nina Simone
“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” Rep. John Lewis, in a tweet from June 2018.
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Paintings and Collage Works
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Links to my various articles and books.
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Work-related to Art and Social Issues arising from my Hunter College Mellon Humanities Scholar Project and public outreach workshop Connections: Using Art & Critical Thinking to Explore Mental Health.
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Artist, Writer, Designer
A quick sketch of Veronica Gianni, my main character for the Gravfika series. Veronica is non-binary and bisexual. Veronica also has disabilities, which will be addressed in the stories.
Page updated 1/10/2021