In October of 2018, Orange County Library System hosted StoryCorps, a non-profit which provides people across the country with the opportunity to record and preserve the stories of their lives. Archiving the wisdom, experience, and cultural history of participants for the use of future generations.
During these recordings, local artist Thomas Thorspecken illustrated each of the subjects with pencil and watercolors.
Carla and Sally Stanton Brown were a mother and daughter with old Florida roots. Carla recognized me form past events I had sketched. While Maria Gabriella Toledo and Vivi Valencia Serrano were employees of the Library. Unfortunately the time spent filling out forms in the green room wasn’t always enough time to learn anything about the people participating in Story Corps. The final interviews in the Library of Congress are the final result.