1970-present: Self-employed art director / graphic designer / illustrator, providing a full range of services for print, audio visual, film and video, including concepts, copy writing, logo designs, illustration, storyboards, photography, production management and quality control. Clients: IBM, Beth Israel Medical Center, Medicare Beneficiaries Defense Fund, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Phoenix Films & Video, Lincoln Stationers, The New York Daily News, Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, The Small Press Center, Maho Bay Camps, Art Horizons International, the National Council of Jewish Women, Dicapo Opera Theatre, and many smaller clients.
Working in numerous traditional materials including clay, wood, stone, lost wax, cold bronze, ceramic, concrete, etc., Lynas is best known for ephemeral work in sand and snow. Featured in worldwide media including The New York Times, New York Magazine, New York Daily News, Games Magazine, Newsday, The Associated Press, ABC TV's "That's Incredible," and others. Snow sculptor at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY. Co-produced documentary films about sand and snow sculptures featured on HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS. Created 25 foot sand portrait of Robert Moses at Robert Moses State Park for cover of NY Daily News and 65 foot sand sculpture for NY State Parks’ 70th anniversary of Jones Beach. Recently commissioned by NYC Parks & Recreation to sculpt elaborate concrete sand pit in Manhattan's Riverside Park, as well as huge concrete and wood sculptures in Marine Park, Brooklyn, concrete animal sculpture in McCarrin Park, Brooklyn and 27 bronze animal sculptures in East River Park in lower Manhattan as well as the copper weather vane on Central Park's carousel. Featured subject of documentary film for Japan Public Television's "New Yorkers".
About the Photographer and Coauthor of The ABCs of Brooklyn: Peter Vadnai is a professional photographer who has specialized in corporate and industrial photography. In addition to his photographic career, he spent several years as a teacher in public schools. He and his grown children and their families live in Brooklyn. he came to Brooklyn later in life and found an endless source of artistic inspiration, fun and surprises. Peter set aside his professional cameras and lighting for his favorite point-and-shoot camera and available light to capture the joys of Brooklyn. he and Mr. lynas have collaborated on several projects and are close friends.