…past time, actually. But I’m excited to be working on the Southside Community Land Trust‘s Plant Sale poster again, the fourth one I’ve done so far!
letters (click for larger, in the upper-left-hand corner check out the pinpricks I used to transfer the letters from tracing paper):
more letters, all related:
laying out the drawing on the kitchen floor so I can make a vanishing point that goes *way* off the [very large] page!
The actual imagery of the poster (slightly visible in the photo above) is much more developed now, that photo is from a week or so ago…
I get super melancholic when I think about how many beautiful buildings & places & spaces have disappeared from this city since I moved here (1999).
I’ve (finally?) turned to photography as a consolation for this, and as a way to remember that things are always changing & to be okay with that. I used to really look down on carrying a camera; I was against “instant nostalgia“, against “making memories through taking pictures rather than remembering”, and all: “I can draw it better than I can take a picture, and I’ll learn more about it while I draw it!”. I still mostly believe those things… but at some point I realized that I can’t draw fast enough and ultimately just can’t draw *enough* to document all the beautiful disappearing things that I will want to have a record of in the future. So photography becomes a necessary-yet-incomplete resistance to the constant forgetting that life in a changing city consists of…
But yaknow, it’s also springtime so what better moment to bike around & take pictures of hand-designed, yet still-not-all-obsolete, signs in Providence!