The Silent Sentinels , 2018 graphite drawing   "I’ve been holding this sign for 100 years  "- a sign seen at the 2017 Women’s March  Starting in 1917 a group of suffragists picketed the White House for almost two and a half years, with the goal of seeking voting rights for women. They were called the Silent Sentinels because of their quiet form of protest. Public opinion varied on their tactics. They were warned of arrests and jail time if they continued but nevertheless - they persisted. Many of these women were arrested and held in horrific conditions; some were beaten and tortured. When newspapers started reporting on their treatment, public opinion began to shift. They stood their ground until June 4, 1919 when the Nineteenth Amendment was passed by the House and Senate. 

The Silent Sentinels, 2018 graphite drawing

"I’ve been holding this sign for 100 years "- a sign seen at the 2017 Women’s March

Starting in 1917 a group of suffragists picketed the White House for almost two and a half years, with the goal of seeking voting rights for women. They were called the Silent Sentinels because of their quiet form of protest. Public opinion varied on their tactics. They were warned of arrests and jail time if they continued but nevertheless - they persisted. Many of these women were arrested and held in horrific conditions; some were beaten and tortured. When newspapers started reporting on their treatment, public opinion began to shift. They stood their ground until June 4, 1919 when the Nineteenth Amendment was passed by the House and Senate. 

 Cranes Bookend A Street, Silverpoint   This was a view of "A" Street in Boston, during a recent rash of building and development.

Cranes Bookend A Street, Silverpoint 

This was a view of "A" Street in Boston, during a recent rash of building and development.

GRAPHITE DRAWING 

graphite and ink on paper

Silverpoint drawings

My Fort Point drawings are based on a collection of glass-plate negatives (circa 1898-1907) given by the Boston Wharf Company to the Boston Public Library’s Print Department. The history of this area is fascinating to me. In the late 1880 to the 1930s, ships arrived in the channel with cargo such as wool and molasses to store in the wharves. The first silverpoint is a view of the Fort Point Channel towards Summer Street, and the Necco area. The second drawing is my studio building, 249-259 A Street 18” x 23”, silverpoint on ground on Magnani Pescia gray paper


Drawing Tuscany

Memoranda

MEMORANDA

Mixed media collage using painted vintage postcards, seashell buttons, a key, a bookpage. 15” x 25”. Framed in a maple. Price on request


Painted Postcards

I’ve been collecting vintage black and white postcards of paintings, sculpture and buildings for years, mostly from street vendors in Florence, Paris and Rome. Postcards are keepsakes - reminders of a place and time. Using ink, paint and gold leaf, I work directly on the surface of the postcards, transforming them into personalized souvenirs.