Friday, August 22, 2014

Umbrellic Geometry

Is this a spiderweb with a spider in it? Or a steampunk satellite dish? No, it's a little umbrella, which kept most of the rain off me while we waited for the weather to clear at the ballpark. It's another example of my sketching in the "geometry of ordinary things" theme. The metallic supports of the umbrella fabric resemble a spider with eight legs. In this view, the umbrella is only partly opened so that you can see the pattern made by the metal frame and rods. This marvel of "umbrellic" architecture is sitting upside down as it dries after its use in the rain.

Pitt black technical pen ink on sketchbook page, about 5" x 8", August 21, 2014.

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