Monday, October 5, 2009

Waverly Belmont School

Waverly Belmont School (detail)
2301 10th Ave South

One of the (many) reasons that drawing is so important is that it helps us to understand what we are looking at.

I love the 1930s design style of this carved title in the center tower of the brick school building on 10th Avenue South built in 1935 at the beginning of the WPA and FAP programs.

It was only by drawing this detail in the last few minutes before driving off to install the promotional exhibit for Big Draw 12 South that I understood the beautiful integrity of the characters, radiating suns and spirals.

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