Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Brown Picket Fence, Cambridge

Even though Cambridge is a big city, there are little places all over the area that have a rural quality. Usually these places are the gardens or environs of old wood houses. I lived in such a place from 1978 to 1988, and it had enough land for an urban garden where I grew tomatoes and green beans. You needed a fence to protect your garden against marauding people, though I don't think this picket wood fence is intended to protect anything. I loved finding these bits of the country in the city and drawing them. There are places like this in a lot of cities, including my own in the suburban DC-area but drawing is more difficult because residents are suspicious of someone who parks themselves on their street for no apparent reason. 

"Country in the City" is ink and watercolor on illustration board, 8" x 10", c. 1982. Extensively restored in Photoshop.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

I sent you an email about the Winery book but have not heard back from you. Do I have the right email? Did you get it?