Hell’s Kitchen and Couture Dreams is a record of my early days as a fashion design/illustration student in New York City, 1971-1974.

1971 2-figures- 72dpi

This is the story of a time and place not too long ago, or far away. A young art student is staking her claim on New York City. With a velocity that rivals Coney Island’s Cyclone, she fastens her seat belt (sometimes) and manages to keep her rose-colored glasses from flying into the ether. Gamely embracing whatever the city places in her path, she navigates her dream of becoming a fashion illustrator in the New York Times. City sidewalks and tenement stairways lead her through an obstacle course designed for only the most intrepid, and, in the end, to this tale of bonding between an artist and her muse.

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