Walking towards the United Nations
Cold , crisp day
Streets blocked off. Barricades.
Only certain streets have access. Fixed and limited route.
Hemmed in by hundreds of people, shoulder to shoulder.
Police at every turn of the head.
Then the police on horses . Huge horses.
Moved to walk on any available sidewalk space.
Away from the horses.
Blue wall of police, holding white plastic handcuffs.
Intimidation. Intimidation. Intimidation.
February 2003, New York City, Protesting the Iraq War
BIO: Rochelle Shicoff’s paintings are exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a member of Gallery A3 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her latest series of Paintings is titled “ After All The Leaves Have Fallen: Muslim Women and Their Traditions.” Her intent is to bring the viewer into greater appreciation, through visual expression, of women in Middle Eastern cultures. In 1980 she was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship in Painting. She is co-author of “The Mural Book: A Practical Guide for Educators” published by Crystal Productions. Her murals can be seen in New York City, Massachusetts, Florida and Taxco, Mexico.
ARTIST : Rochelle Shicoff
CATEGORY : Policing