For partners and pets, family and friends, nature’s flora and fauna as well as the creative constructions that enrich our lives, and all who hold compassion and love in their hearts. And for all the memories.
During a conference in Bogotá in 2012, we took a bus tour of the city, which made it difficult to stop for any length of time to draw. However, as we drove around the Plaza Bolívar, I managed to sketch this plan perspective of Plaza Bolívar urban space. If you look at a satellite photo of the plaza, you will see that I greatly exaggerated its length, which illustrates how one’s perception of horizontal dimensions are subject to severe distortion and are difficult to capture in a drawing.
While the bus dropped us off on one corner of the square and drove around to pick us up at the opposite corner, I managed to also sketch this view of the cathedral, noting the way the slope of the square was integrated by mounding the brick pavement around the palm trees.
With deep respect for all who have served this country honorably.
[A cropped copy of Frans Hals’ Singing Boy with Flute, 1623, Pastel, Architecture 35: Decorative Arts, University of Notre Dame, 1963]