The Ferry Building and A Sculpture Installation

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zig millenium pen and w/c in Moleskin watercolor sketchbook

A trip to San Francisco last week was an opportunity to celebrate our 26th anniversary with friends and take in a photography exhibit at Pier 24 after lunch at the Ferry Building.

For years after moving to the countryside (wine country north of San Francisco) I would find the city too hectic. Now there’s still a bit of adjustment when I hit the city, the I’m soon salivating at all the sketch opportunities and people watching!  The Ferry Building on the Embarcadero at lunch hour is a marvelous assault on the all the senses. This wasn’t a sketch-venture so I had just 25 minutes for this quick capture of the scene while sitting on a stone wall near a group of homeless men.

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Right across from the Ferry Building is this powerful installation of statues, which I photographed and later sketched in order to study the artist’s unique representation of the human face.

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