There I am in the nearby Tysons Corner Mall, doing what most other Americans are doing, shopping for a present for someone. Before shopping, a sip of something is advisable. From the reversed signage lettering at the top of this sketch, you can figure out just where I am. Malls are full of interesting interlocking spaces, made from doors and screens and stairways and storefronts and vending carts and booths. I tried to make clear how all these spaces interact in this drawing, which shows a gateway space between one section of the mall and another. Later I shopped successfully and I know the recipient (a TJ co-worker) will love what I bought her.
Ink on sketchbook page, 6" x 7", December 15, 2011.