Sunday, February 19, 2012

Conjurer of Golden Halo












A special piece drawn in Hayes Valley on 2-17-12. My first large piece in some time. Sort of a tribute to a poet friend, Charlie Getter. Gone out of state and missed by his friends and compatriots. I had a sketch I'd made of Charlie delivering a poem from a frame of the 'Sweet Onion Salad' documentary and invested it with my characteristic style. Fanciful crown and abstracted armor. I laughed when someone walked by and said "Dragonball Z?". A mother with her daughter had asked if it was Thor. Hayes Valley at Octavia/Hayes is a preferred drawing spot of mine. It's a pleasant but lively park area in a zone of restaurants and boutiques. A good amount of foot traffic and interest in the mural. Recent developments in the area have brought in coffee and ice cream booths and a biergarden. I rather miss the giant rusty woman sculpture.
A bit of a strenuous day of drawing, as I was rushing to race the daylight. I included a line of poetry of Charlie's: "When we're alive, we're radioactive. As we go from flesh to bone to peat moss, we become less so."

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Obscure Sundial of Aether






Drawing on the afternoon of Feb 9 2012 at the usual Dolores Park spot.

Friday, February 3, 2012