About the artist:
"I was a faculty member in the department of pediatrics at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine for more than twenty-seven years. I helped to create and then led for many years their Essentials of Clinical Medicine course; I was then the pediatric clerkship director. My clinical focus was on providing primary care for children with complex chronic health problems. Now retired, I recently qualified as a Metropolitan Museum of Art docent for schoolchildren."
About the artwork:
Pastel on Canson paper. "I created this on the last day of a one-week visit to the Grand Canyon. We had done a number of day hikes into the Canyon, and on one of them we hiked with a 'preventive service' ranger--a Park volunteer being trained to monitor hikers in order to ensure their adequate preparation for the rigors of heat and terrain. His stories were much in mind as I tried to capture the view from our cabin; at 9:00 AM, the temperature was already in the high 90s."