Sunday, June 17, 2012

Scavenger Hunt- #7-fountain and #2- elk statue


Saturday was a great day to be out drawing. The Ira Keller Fountain (designed by Lawrence Halprin & Associates in the 1970's) is a favorite site to visit but this is the first time I have come to draw it. I love the massiveness of the structure and the water...so much water (13,000 gallons a minute). It makes such a noise that it completely blocks out the street traffic. In one of my landscape design books it says that Halprin's design intent was to create an "experiential equivalent of nature".


4 comments:

  1. These are great sketches... you're able to capture so much with minimal detail and color. Really dig it.

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  2. Gorgeous! You can see your excellent landscape designer skills applied here.

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  3. Awesome sketches, Deb. You have a good eye for proportion and values.

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  4. Thank you all. I wasn't so satisfied with the fountain when I did it but it seemed to grow on me later....that seems to happen sometime. Maybe it is my 'expectations' getting in the way again.

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