These paintings and drawings were created as part of the Master of Fine Arts process at William Paterson University in NJ. As a departure from my work as an illustrator, I had some time to delve into some ideas that I have been working on for many years. I have been very interested in the Coney Island of the early 1900s- the precursor to the modern entertainment parks like Disney World- and other major attractions. When I visit Coney today, I can still see and feel echoes of that distant past. The work that follows represents the visual musings that I went through, that led to a final thesis project for my MFA.