Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Textured Wall Cambridge

Cambridge is an old city so there are layers of construction wherever you go. This wall was (is?) especially interesting because of the variety of surfaces that it displays. It has brick, cinderblock, concrete, and textured molded concrete, all on the same low wall near an apartment house. It's so varied that perhaps it was deliberately created that way by an architect or builder having fun. But no, such intention is just too intelligent a reason for the wall in a place like Cambridge. Most likely it happened spontaneously over the many years it stood and crumbled.

Black technical pen ink on sketchbook page, about 9" x 8", July 1982.

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