While the storm raged, artists were inspired to pick up pens and paper and create images of what they were experiencing. The results range from simple sketches of families watching the waves come in to surrealistic paintings of iconic news footage.
Here are some examples for your enjoyment. We're linking, rather than showing the art itself so as to not infringe on the artists' works.
- Pencil and ink sketch of a man on a plane watching the weather channel, by Bryce Wymer.
- Moleskine drawing of the emotions and frustrations caused by the storm, by Nikira.
- Drawing of Lady Liberty inundated by waves, by Mitra Ghaffari.
- New Jersey governor Chris Christie on newsprint, by Larry.
- 37 pages of an art journal from New York the week of the storm, by Rob Elliot.
- Drawing of a red-headed girl in the midst of the storm, by Peter Ahern.
- Painting of a pancake dangling from a skyscraper crane during the storm, by Dan Lacey.
- Watercolor of a blacked-out Manhattan, by Caroline Hadilaksono.
- Pen-and-ink sketch of trick-or-treaters fleeing the storm, by Christine Liu.
- Sketch of a car crushed by a falling tree, by Julia Sverchuk.
Also, there are a number of artworks for sale to help benefit Hurricane Sandy relief programs. Flavor Wire has a great list of art you can buy to help those affected by the storm, including a classic 'I (Heart) NY' t-shirt with the bottom covered in blue water.