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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Icons and secret pockets

So many times when I get to our monthly sketch outing I feel the pressure to find something quickly to focus on and start! I hear the voice of those monkeys that follow me around, "You only have 2 and a half hours and you've got to produce something." 

So last Sunday I decided to take an easier pace, walk around, scope out the place.  So I started drawing a walking map, something I've never done. I got half way down the path when I noticed a little path I'd never seen before. And there sat hi-tech chrome plated frames tipped at different angles, Perre's Ventaglio III by Beverly Pepper. The frames sit in the middle of a walking path surrounded by plants and trees. I just liked the contrasts -- natural greenery/chrome; organic shapes/geometric rectangles; light/shadow. 

Then, with another hour to go, the map idea forgotten, I decided to sketch an icon--the Typewriter Eraser, Scale X by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.  The shadows were really strong that morning making the eraser all the more dramatic. 

 It was a beautiful day - a tribute to a beautiful summer. 

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