I’ve lived in NY city for a long time and have experienced this city through many crisis both natural and man-made. It may sound like a cliche but I have found it absolutely true: NYers are best when circumstances are worst. Hurricane Sandy, the most destructively powerful natural disaster in recorded city history slammed the the northeast causing devastation through the boroughs, not to mention the whole tri-state area. Fear and destruction played out through the last several days but individuals steel through it.
Below is a photo I took several blocks from my house in Brooklyn, as the storm was slowly heading towards us.
Below is a monotype I made later that night, as the city was flooding and i was fortunate enough to have electricity and a dry house.
Breach 1, stage 1, monotype, 16″ x 20″