Culture clash

I’ve sketched at Columbia City Station (light rail line) before but I was further north along the station. There is more than one art installation there. Today was another beautiful day and I resolved to sketch the lions.

This installation by Norie Sato named”Pride” consists of stone, bricks and bronze lions, in the style of various cultures, that were placed to guard the plaza’s entrances. Next to a brick one was an electric rental scooter carelessly left on its side when others were neatly lined up at the curb. I chose this view to sketch as it had the contrast of an historically styled Lion next to the detritus of the modern city. I also liked the street furniture in the background.

I saved more of the Lions to sketch another day.

My car was parked in the shade next to a charming scene of roses and a bright white cafe table. I struggled with preserving the white of the table. I forgot about using one or the other of my portable methods of resist: white crayon and/or wax paper.

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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