A 3-Term Mayor as Brash, Shrewd and Colorful as the City He Led

A 3-Term Mayor as Brash, Shrewd and Colorful as the City He Led

This is the tenth phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. One of the most dynamic things about this type of art is how light factors in. Changing immediately from a flat portrait to a 3-dimensional portrait. Here is a detail of that reflective light.

The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. I embroidered Ed Koch’s obituary because he personified New York for so long he deserved to be celebrated on the front page of the New York Times.

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