When I finally started reading about the Occupy Wall Street encampment in the mainstream media I was stunned by how late, and how dismissive it was. After several visits, I found myself wondering how to participate; as a painter, I am always at once feeling a part of and outside of things, and this was no different. And yet my sympathies were strong and my anger at the media coverage was growing.
Karen Kaapcke is a painter living and working in New York City. She has exhibited extensively in both galleries and museum shows throughout the country, and her work can be found in several publications. Visit her website at www.karenkaapcke.weebly.com for more information.