Friday, June 28, 2013

Grand Avenue

An 11x14 charcoal and pastel drawing of a loading dock on Grand Avenue.  Note the similarities to the canal pastel below and the Brooklyn street above.

Jonathan Hale writes in The Old Way of Seeing, " Before the machine age, no one had to make the choice to be conscious of pattern, to be aesthetic.  Now, to be in visual touch requires taking a deliberate step.  Numbness is today offered all around.  We fall into it easily.  We do have to choose to be awake, as people in the past did not."

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