"It is a time of tons of verbiage, activity, and consumption.... But I do know that many who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where they can root and grow. We must all hope that they find them."
Mark Rothko, 1969
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Civil War Nurses Memorial
This is a sketch I was working on this summer of one of the statues on the Civil War Nurses Memorial, which is in DC near my office. It was "Erected by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians of America" in "A.D. 1924," so there you have it. I worked on this at around noon over the course of a couple of lunch hours, but never finished it. Now the sun is in a different place, so the shadows are too, so I'll have to wait until next summer when the sun is back in the correct place to finish it. On second thought, its done.