Thursday, October 30, 2014

Union Station ink drawing

I am back after a stressful family visit. I took the high-speed luxury train to Massachusetts and  I made this drawing while waiting in the lobby. The grandiose Late Roman architecture of the main station has been reworked and this is a modern addition full of stores and restaurants. There is a constant police presence of uniformed men with bomb-sniffing dogs, reminding me of the scary times we live in. Amtrak's graphics, though, are kind of nice, as you can see from the curved "banner" signs which mark the train arrival and departure platforms.

Pitt technical pen ink on sketchbook page, 4 1/2" x 4", October 21, 2014. An "Inktober" drawing for the month-long internet art challenge.

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