Notes from an Artistic Journey

Eisenberg’s To Reopen!

Eisenberg’s To Reopen!

Once the busiest lunch counter in Manhattan's Flatiron District, Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop closed earlier this year as a casualty of the Pandemic.  But I just got the happy news that it will be reopening under new owners.  This was a great place to sketch while...

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Medical Care in the Nursing Home on the Cover of JAGS

Medical Care in the Nursing Home on the Cover of JAGS

Over the years I photographed hundreds of older adults with the goal of challenging stereotypes while presenting a humanistic perspective of aging.  The new Ars Longa section is meant to showcase cultural and artistic approaches to aging and the care of older people, and I am glad to have my work published in this forum. 

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Sketching the Benin Bronzes at the Met

Sketching the Benin Bronzes at the Met

Standing silently while sketching in the empty gallery, it is difficult to imagine the majesty and meaning once held by these sculptures.  There is no better example of the mystery and power of art, and how it reflects on both the highest and lowest ideals of humanity. 

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Art, Medicine, and Inspiration

Art, Medicine, and Inspiration

When growing up our family doctor had a set of prints on the wall of his waiting room that depicted scenes from a doctor’s life.  As a child I climbed on a chair to study details which stirred the inspiration that governed my life’s direction to pursue both art and medicine. 

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Sketchbooks I Have Known and Loved

Sketchbooks I Have Known and Loved

When I first started sketching I was overwhelmed with sketchbook choices. I remember going into New York Central Art Supply and getting totally confused with the variety of books with different size, thickness, color of paper, binding, textures, recommended usage, and...

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