Commentary on the isolating effects of Alzheimer's Disease.
The road to recovery after a concussion is a personal, and sometimes puzzling, journey. Lingering effects of the traumatic head injury can present physically as well as neurologically. For the concussed, trapped in a mental maze, navigating back to a sense of normalcy can be difficult.
Homelessness in New York City is a multi-faceted problem that does not have a blanket solution.
Based on a childhood account of the artist's (Jessica Welhaf's) summer vacations spent down the shore, Memoir (Fish Friends) depicts the wildest imaginations of what she as a young child perceived to be lurking beneath the murky surface at the water's edge.
Memoir (Fish Friends) was chosen to be featured in the Society of Illustrators Student Competition Show of 2014.
Boy and the Rabbit
A visual response to a trip at the Museum of Natural History in New York City, The Boy and the Rabbit was inspired by the array of taxidermy exhibits featuring animals in their natural habitats. In particular, The Boy and the Rabbit was inspired by the North American Grizzly Bear, and a young boy at the museum who was eager to play pretend and mimic the bear's stance.
A playful comparison of the fantastical waterfront mansions, sand castles, and how they relate to the planning of realistic dreams and expectations. A "sand castle" isn't going to build itself.
Jail Pattern Violence
The prison systems of today are failing to protect prisoners and correctional officers from violence and corruption behind closed doors.
The physical expression of a person's gender identity can be seen in the clothes a person wears, the use and application of make-up, or the way in which a person choses to style their hair. A problem arises when society takes these physical expressions and assigns them to a particular gender, pigeonholing and tethering the individual to an identity that is not always their own.
Martyrs, the children of the Pakistan.
The Autistic Shooter
The real victims of the "Autistic Shooter" were not just the civilians who lost their lives, but the members of the Autistic community who are being ostracized for crimes committed in the name of their disorder.
Teamwork is a Mush
Being a "team player" is a crucial skill in the workplace, in the field and on the court, as well as in the classroom. To not only be able to work with others, but work well with others is the key to a coordinated success. Teamwork, is a mush.
A piece about the effects of grief.
"Like the turtlenecks your mother used to make you wear, grief can be inconspicuously suffocating."