"... I am with you, young men and women of a generation, or ever so many generations hence..." (Walt Whitman, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, 1856)
Here is a drawing of Brooklyn in the morning, as people walk across the bridge to Manhattan for work. Contrasting that, is Brooklyn in the afternoon, with people jumping in the pool, and shooting hoops.
"... I too lived, Brooklyn of ample hills as mine..." (Walt Whitman, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, 1856)
Whitman first published the poem under the title "Sun Down Poem".
Here is an image of people sitting on the roof during a sunset. In contrast a man is sitting at night outside his brownstone apartment, eating an ice cream.
"... What is it then between us?
What is the count of the scores or hundreds of years between us?
Whatever it is, it avails not -- distance avails not, and place avails not,
I too live, Brooklyn of ample hills was mine...." (Walt Whitman, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, 1856)
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
"...The buildings themselves seemed to swim free against the sky: there had grown up in Miami during the recent money years [ the 1980s] an architecture which appeared to have slipped its moorings, a not inappropriate style for a terrain with only a provisional claim on being land at all. Surfaces were reflective, opalescent. Angles were oblique, intersecting to disorienting effect...."
Joan Didion, 1987, Miami
Here a view from the InterContinental in Miami. There is a tiny island of green floating in the blue water.
Here are some sketches of the many swimming pools and carefully landscaped gardens among the pastel hotels and high rise apartments.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Here are some drawings I made while in Singapore.
This is Singapore on the night we arrived.
This is a cafe called Real Food in the basement of a food court that quickly became our "home base".
Next day, we went to a Filipino barbeque at an American ex-pat's place. It was lovely.
Apparently, there was a domestic servant locked out on the balcony while the family that he worked for went on vacation. When he tried to escape by climbing down, the neighbor saw him and called the police. As the escapee was stuck on the balcony for a very long time, it is a very sad story.
Here was a Hindu temple drawn on a very cloudy, hot/humid day.
Next day was spent at Arab Street.
Chinatown station had a nice building overlooking the street with the metro station. There were beautiful azaleas, and it was temperate under the awning, especially in the morning.
Both of the images above are from Little India. The colors were amazing.
Here was an old colonial British church, drawn from the National Library. I drew with someone from the Urban Sketchers there, a lovely man, Tony.
Here is a drawing of Bamboo at the Botanical Gardens. It was very lush.
This is from the Orchid section of the Botanical Gardens.
Last sunrise in Singapore. Good bye. I will miss you.