I arrived in Manhattan in the late 80’s. Having executed paintings and on site sculptures for a few years, I continued until my prior involvement in community work recaptured my interest. I began working in the Criminal Justice field, finding great satisfaction among others of the same persuasion and feeling a positive accomplished in preventing unnecessary incarceration. Very much linked to community instability issues, I was recruited to help extend the landmarked district in which I was living. Members of the Fort Greene Association who spearheaded and brought the original landmarking concept to fruition were among the most dedicated and successful community activists I was honored to meet. I am currently on the board of this organization and hope to organize an effort dedicated to fair legal treatment of residents throughout all areas of Fort Greene.