Monday, October 29, 2018

Library Video Interviews

After Story Corps conducted each interview on the library's top floor, staff would escort people down to the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center where a video interview was done to recap what was discussed with Story Corps. I sketched as Anthony adjusted the lighting levels and reflectors. Like a sketch, much of the work is done before people even enter the room. Cynthia Velasco conducted the interviews seated discreetly behind the multiple TV cameras.

Daniella King and Craig Wilkins work for the library and they discussed the pleasure to be found when they hire someone who blooms and flourishes in their new role. Craig is about to retire and he has acted as a mentor for Daniella. She said she is a bit concerned that she will not have his advice once he leaves, but he knows that she will do a fine job moving forward. Apparently there were tears shed in the Story Corp interview as they reflected on their growth at the library. This is the magic in speaking to two people at once, they already have a history.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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