Tree of Life Synagogue Tragedy

What can one say, yet another mass shooting. This time at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. Eleven worshipers murdered.

The shooter, pushed into the courtroom in a wheelchair, appeared remarkably unremarkable. A poor pathetic shlub who became the instrument of evil.

Art Lien
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Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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2 comments on “Tree of Life Synagogue Tragedy
  1. Artbymeera says:

    Your sketches are remarkable as always . Is it harder to do these when you are aware of all pain, tragedy and evil that person unleashed?

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