This personal piece is a modern take on the classic novel 1984 by George Orwell. My interpretation focuses on the widespread use of social media and the privacy concerns associated with it. This is especially relevant to recent issues that have been raised such as the case of Facebook and user data sharing with the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. A detailed account can be read in an article in the NY Times, “Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: What You Need to Know as Fallout Widens”.
Personal piece for an article in the New York Times about the potential for using the drug MDMA, commonly known as the party drug ecstasy, to treat PTSD.
I have been a runner for over 20 yrs. I love the health and restorative effects of simply going out for a run. I can zone out, relax my brain, think, problem-solving, listen to music or whatever I feel like doing at any time of the day or night and at pretty much any place that I want to run. The point is that I never have any fear of being attacked or sexually assaulted during a run. I never feel like a target.
Many women do feel like targets though. And it's not restricted to running. Women have to be hyper-vigilant whenever they are alone in public spaces. Sometimes they don't even have to be alone. They could be in a room full of other people and still face the very real threat of being a target simply because they are female.
I feel that this illustration is particularly relevant now in October 2018 as the whole world watches the case against Brett Kavanaugh and the attempt at victim-blaming Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
This piece is about the struggle between the US and North Korea to finally reach an agreement that moves toward peace and denuclearization.
I created this piece about the failure of FEMA to adequately provide disaster relief to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria in October 2017. A year after the hurricane devastated Puerto Rico the country is still recovering. A report in September 2018 increased the death toll caused by the hurricane and its aftermath to nearly 3000. To add insult to injury, President Donald Trump refused to acknowledge the update and even tweeted that “3000 people did not die” in Puerto Rico. Trump criticized the report as a conspiracy devised by the Democrats to make him look bad. The full article can be read in The Atlantic at https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/570196/?__twitter_impression=true
The Ramsey Street rapist had eluded police in Fayetteville, NC for more than a decade. To crack this cold case the police finally decided to try a new tactic. They mined DNA data from online genealogy databases to successfully locate and arrest a criminal suspect. Earlier this year in April 2018, police in California used the same method to track down the notorious Golden State Killer. Does this represent the future of forensic work in criminal investigations?
I used this sketch to create several monotypes of a tree.
Cruel as ICE
The detainment of immigrant children and tearing apart of families by ICE and the Trump administration’s immigration policy has sparked outrage across the US.
This illustration addresses the ongoing talks between the US and North Korea and whether denuclearization is possible.
Personal piece that I created about an article in the NY Times about a study in China that suggests air pollution may have negative effects on cognitive ability, specifically language and math skills.