Painter Karen Kaapcke writes about her experiences painting the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park.
Kaapcke writes: "I needed to go paint at Zuccotti Park, to grant it the seriousness, the respect and the statement of importance that was, I felt, lacking. There was a certain element of fear, or of risk involved on the days I went. And then, I thought about those down there and the risks they were taking and realized that my fears potentially paled in comparison… I don't usually paint among others, let alone in such an active crowd. I didn’t know how I was going to proceed, I just went."