Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tomorrowland Metro stop

I did this drawing of the new Metro station at Springhill Road, while I was waiting for my car to have its regular maintenance done. The station's modernist architecture strongly reminds me of Disneyland and the 1950s-1960s style of "Googie" or the "Jetsons." We're in Tomorrowland, along with the full size moving monorail (no, it's a light parallel rail) on an elevated railway. Where are my silver spandex tights and my bubble helmet? The object at far left is understandably known by people who work there as the "ice cream cone." The cone, known in gelaterias as a "flute," is built out of metal mesh and is supposed to be futuristic art.

Black tech pen ink on sketchbook page, 8" x 4 1/2", June 15, 2017. Apologies for interruptions in posting, internet connection problems.

1 comment:

Texchanchan said...

I wonder why always monorails. Probably because dual rails go back to 1830 and remind people of the Civil War, which is among the least futuristic things in the public consciousness.