Current Art Work
 
Working on a new series of paintings that will be shown at The Brookline Art Center in January, 2022. The artwork will tie into the art classes taught at the center.


The Jealous Peacock
14" x 21"
Egg Tempera

The next work in this series will be called "Vulture Alchemy." Photos that show works in process and my working method can be seen on Instagram.
 


New Art Prints Available!

Here is a link to to purchase newly added prints on paper, metal and canvas of new work, as well as of older works.


For Warmth
12" x 24"
Egg Tempera
 


Greed
12" x 12"
Egg Tempera



Education News


From 2021 to 2022 I will take online classes at the Harvard Kennedy School to earn the Public Leadership Credential. In the fall I will take two "Leadership and Ethics" classes.

Also, in the fall of 2021, I will take part in a Human Rights Research and Policy Graduate Internship at The Advocates for Human Rights.

 


Current Advocacy Work

This month I spoke at one of the "Mass Dems" meetings to make suggestions and also share additional written suggestions for inclusion in the party platform, with a focus on disability issues, including human rights, housing, employment & education. Most of my suggestions were included in some form in the party platform including the statement "Massachusetts Democrats Will Fight For: ..."The end of the use of the graduated electronic decelerator on people with disabilities..."

Volunteering for "Elect The Boston School Committee", a campaign to bring a fully elected School Committee to Boston, MA. Jointly designed the logo for this campaign with Kristin Johnson.

In the Boston Public Schools as a parent representative, I serve as an alternate on the SPED PAC executive board, and as a member of the Mission Hill K-8 governing board.
 

Recent Advocacy Work

Contributed to the Planning and Development Steering Committee for Boston City Councilor at Large, Julia Mejia, in the summer of 2021.

Also, contributed to the Boston City Council working session for "Language and Communications Access for City Services, for the Government Operations", on Thursday, July 22, 2021, as a panelist. In this role, I  suggested updates to the text in the City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter VI, Section 6-10 with a focus on increased access for disabled residents. To prepare for this work I created a Powerpoint presentation titled "Improving Accessibility for City Government in Boston, MA" that I created with the help of @sunshineboston (on twitter). Was given an assurance that this work will be continued in a later ordinance by City Councilor at Large, Julia Mejia with additional community engagement.

Recently served on the Boston Public Schools Reopening Committee, in the spring of 2021, with a focus on advocating for students who have I.E.P,s or 504 plans, as a parent representative. Helped develop recommendations for how district ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funds will be spent, with a focus on students with disabilities.