Friday, September 10, 2010

Tangible Orb

Drawing from the day of 9-9-10

A drawing done with Estella at the entrance to Golden Gate Park at Haight and Stanyan Streets, hanging out with friends of ours. A warm, beautiful summer day. Took the bus from the Mission, almost directly to the drawing spot.
The spot is an excellent stage to work on, and the symetry of it particulary accentuates a geometrical design.
I crafted a 14 pointed star and have been experimenting with smaller shape templates in the stars. Stella did an excellent job drawing giant hands on either side 'holding' the sphere.
There was a strange moment which struck me. Amongst the different traveling, dreddy types who passed by was one guy who joked with me about the circle being a portal into another dimension. And then he said 'if it really was a portal, I would totally go through it. I'm tired of being a prisoner in my own mind'.
The park has beautiful meadows to relax in on sunny days, a late bit of summer weather. After having some fantastic crepes and finishing the drawing up, we went to an event at a bookstore I had been anticipating. A favorite author of mine, William Gibson, was appearing at Booksmith on Haight. He read from his new book to about 150 people. It was gratifying to see one I consider a literary great.

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