Christopher Conn Askew was a tattoo artist in his home city, Los Angeles, for more than 10 years before he became interested in illustration. His works are inspired by old school tattoos, vintage propaganda, religious and spiritual art from various cultures and countries, violence and nature.
Abandoned Smallpox Hospital is located on Roosevelt Island, a narrow island, in the East River of New York City. The Smallpox Hospital will be known as "Renwick Ruins" or "Renwick Smallpox Hospital". Roosevelt Island was known as the Welfare Island from 1921 to 1973.