Heartshare Human Services of New York
As of August 2019, I am the artist-in-residence at Heartshare Human Services of New York at two sites in Brooklyn. I develop workshops for adults with intellectual and development disabilities and also create artwork to bring joy and inspiration to the day programs. Some of the individuals' artwork created during my workshops will be displayed at Clover Gallery in Brooklyn in November 2019.
The above photo features a collaborative sgraffito painting I made with individuals at Heartshare. It is a 36"x48" acrylic on canvas and will be installed for permanent display at the Bay Ridge location. The below photo is another collaborative sgraffito painting, also 36"x48".
The three photographs above (click to enlarge) show an abstraction of leopard print. This abstraction was created using acrylic and made collaboratively on a 36"x4*' canvas with individuals at Heartshare. The smaller painting is a piece I created as our launching point for abstraction.
The above painting is an example of a piece I made independently to demonstrate techniques and inspire individuals at the day program.
The above photograph shows one of my pieces installed in Heartshare's physical therapy room in Bay Ridge. Previously, the room's walls were bare.