Occupy Wall Street is one of the biggest movements in New York City today. It’s impact is incredible and the numbers of people showing their support continue to increase beyond expectation. The protests first began on September 17, 2011 and range in subject, most of which are based on inequalities such as economical issues and corruptions of rights.
As the movement first began to grow, so did my curiosity. I took it upon myself to participate in some of the main events, including marches and demonstrations, never really knowing what to expect. I found myself engulfed in energy, the crowds giving off a rush of excitement words cannot describe. I was, and continue to be so utterly affected by these events that I created a series of Illustrations to try to communicate the truth from my eyes. No cluster of words can possibly convey what I was lucky (or unlucky) enough to witness at these historical events.
Bringing along my sketchbook couldn’t have been a better idea as it helped me create this series of illustrations. However, remember that my point of view is only one out of the thousands that have experienced these powerful happenings. No matter what newspapers, television, the media, or word-of-mouth may say of these protests, being present is essential to knowing actual truth. Even though your memory may not be the same as another persons’, being a witness to these events first hand is essential and cannot compare to taking someone else’s fabrication of what happened and making it your own. What is someone else’s truth, may not be yours, and that should not be. Realize that it's important to know your truth and see and be open to different aspects as well. Remember, Your truth is what matters most.
With these illustrations,
I present my truth.
I want to thank the participants in this movement for being so strong, and for bravely enforcing The First Amendment, regardless of the circumstances that try to underestimate your intelligence and your rights. I urge everyone to continue to promote Non-violent protests, fairness and equality thereby ensuring a better future for us all.
Please send me your experiences and opinions on this protest. I would love to know your thoughts.
We are the 99%