Sketchbook-Florence, Italy 1998

Sketches I made in a handmade 4 X 6 sketchbook with a special gatefold feature.  

DAWN by Michelangelo. Medici Chapel

DAWN by Michelangelo. Medici Chapel

Mary having breakfast with our awesome view!

Mary having breakfast with our awesome view!

Housecleaning Italian Style!

Housecleaning Italian Style!

Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens

A truly beautiful and inspiring place! I hope we get to see it again someday!

Journal- 9/11 Artwork

I have always been inspired/motivated to create artwork in response to 9/11. I was very much disturbed by it. Like a lot of other people, I was a witness to the towers falling. I created the painting  Comfort and Hope  and the Hoboken Children's Memorial Flag which hangs in Hoboken City Hall. Tonight, Hoboken will be dedicating their Pier A memorial after a long process of development, and I hope it goes well. The local 9/11 memorials are a part of our life, because they are also reference points for our bike rides. Past Weehawken to the north, and Empty Sky in Jersey City to the south. Here are sketches I've done of them. 

Weehawken 9/11 Memorial

Weehawken 9/11 Memorial

Hoboken Memorial Grove

Hoboken Memorial Grove

Empty Sky-Jersey City, NJ

Empty Sky-Jersey City, NJ