After already beginning this project I decided to start to document my progress. The idea was to display my many years of Grateful Dead ticket stubs... the earliest from August 1984- Jerry Garcia Band at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, PA. For some reason I no longer have my first show tickets... which is disappointing. That was three shows from September 1983 at the Spectrum in Philly. I was 15 years old. Anyway, this was a way of reliving the good ol' days... and waving my freak flag high!
All of the art on this site is done solely by hand with a standard "bic" round stic med black ballpoint pen.
They are completely unauthorized by neither the subjects represented, nor the photographers who took the photographs on which these pieces are based (some more loosely than others).
Each piece takes approximately 2-3 weeks start to finish.
For professionals serving children with special needs, toys are your tools of your trade. Much like a carpenter whose heart beats rapidly in a hardware store, therapists get that same feeling when they hear the click, ding and buzz of the toys as they enter a toy store. A survey of therapist and other professionals serving children with special needs taken by the National Lekotek Center, a nonprofit dedicated to using toys and play as a way to fully include children into family and community life, found that 99% of therapy professionals felt toys were critically important or imp