I was working today from one of the coffee shops in Williamsburg that I’m usually at, and as I was going back to my place (after grabbing a smoothie), my eyes bumped into a breathtaking sketchbook lying on top of my “neighbor’s” table. I couldn’t help myself and started talking to her!
Her name is Dana Barry, born in New York, lived in Cali for a while where she studied at an Art College, then decided to come back to the East Coast - which is more of her style - and now lives in Brooklyn.
Dana’s work is amazing and very powerful. She sketches images of people on the subways in New York. Sometimes, she has just a few minutes before the person jumps off at another station.
Her idea is to eventually put together this beautiful book with her sketches, showing the diversity of this crazy City and break all the preconceptions we have when we judge someone before even talking to them.
“Sometimes, a guy that might look like a hardcore drug dealer, is actually thinking good thoughts or what he’ll be cooking his kids for dinner tonight, while a gorgeous woman wearing an expensive fur coat can be pondering on the possibility of suicide…”, Dana explains.
Her work is really something! Her energy is definitely great and she’s one of these beautiful souls you just happen to “bump” into and start a random conversation in this City!
What a pleasure it was to meet her!