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Friday, July 30: Lake Union Park

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Contrasts

It is another beautiful spring day to sketch outside in the sunshine. Today was the first day I used sunscreen, though there have been a couple others when it was needed.

My subjects today had significant contrasts: one the all American pastime and the other something quite unfamiliar to me (despite my undergrad major in Comparative Religion!).

I headed out to rural Kent to sketch this sculpture at a public park with ball fields. The field were locked up but the interesting playground was open. I like these kinds of odd sculptures and road side attractions. I didn't find out anything about it, though, as there was no information plaque and it's not listed on the Kent Public Arts page. The park is a 29 acre preserve that also includes picnic shelter(s) and trails.

I've passed this construction site several times and today I stopped to sketch it. It is the new Sikh temple or Gurdwara for "Gurdwara Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji of Kent" (that's what was on the sign of the original building). It will be far grander than the unassuming building that is there now.

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