Peace, Harmony and Diversity

In the early 90’s, I began to write poems about school, bugs, recycling and Halloween.  I also illustrated these poems with cartoon drawings.  I decided to call myself, r.j. scribbles because I was always scribbling out poems and drawings. However, in 1990, when there was a racial incident in a Korean grocery store in Brooklyn, NY, I began my PEACE and RACIAL HARMONY journey.  I used my multicultural cartoon characters as ambassadors of peace.  I created a work of art entitled, “A Message From the Blue Ribbon Committee” that included Mayor David Dinkins, NYC’s first black mayor. I presented it to him in 1991.  In 1992, I created a Peace and Harmony Poetry Poster that inspired Pepsi to commission me to create a print ad honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I retired in 2012, I presented my school, PS 108 in the Bronx with framed Peace and Harmony Poster I.