Saturday, February 27, 2010
26th World Wide SketchCrawl — Couple Reads the Philosophy Rug at the Hirshorn Gallery
This is perhaps my favorite exhibit at the Hirshorn, the Philosophy Rug, by Mungo Thompson. It's a fabric covered in large patches with truisms and sayings on them, many of which sound like cheeky bumper stickers. I knew this would be a good spot to find people standing still long enough to sketch them, as they read through the patches. This gentleman initially had his arm around his lady-friend and then put it down mid-way, explaining the "third arm."
26th World Wide SketchCrawl — Woman Photographing at the Botanic Gardens
26th World Wide SketchCrawl — Fellow SketchCrawlers at the Hirshorn
26th World Wide SketchCrawl — Woman Helping Child See Art
26th World Wide SketchCrawl — Guardian figures at the Freer
Today was the 26th World Wide SketchCrawl! I joined up with a handful of other DC artists to museum-hop and sketch downtown. Unlike my daily commute, where subjects sometimes sit still enough to be drawn in 1-5 minutes, museum-goers are a surprisingly active bunch. So I wasn't able to get more than a quick gesture for some. But here's a sampling of what I did.