Masters Thesis: an Original Picture Book


Beatrice the Butterfly Visits The New York Public Library
Gail Goldspiel, 2012
Beatrice the Butterfly Visits the New York Public Library is an original work of children's literature that tells the story of Beatrice, a young butterfly who explores the 42nd street Library with a class. From Astor Hall to the Rose Main Reading Room to the special book elevator that descends into the seven floors of stacks, Beatrice's eyes widen as she explores and learns all about the Library. At the end of the day, she is excited to write her own story all about her adventure. 
This thesis is currently available in the Bank Street College of Education library.
Photographer of MoMA Teens
"In the Making" Classes

As the Teen Programs Assistant for the Spring and Summer 2013 "In the Making" classes, it was my job to photograph all the art-making that occurred in the four unique and engaging courses that were offered. Using a Canon digital camera, I uploaded to the MoMA Teens Facebook page, hundreds of photos weekly. To see all of these photos and the fantastic work of the teens, visit or 

Documenting & Photographing MoMA TEENS 


Illustrations & Artwork
During my time at Brandeis University, I was a weekly illustrator for the campus newspaper "The Justice." Some of my published drawings are shown here. In addition, I created a series of illustrations published on a course blog about modernizing the work of Dickens. I have included some of these images as well. In addition to this artwork, I have created paintings, sketches, collages and illustrated books such as my Masters Thesis as seen above.