Citysketch: A saxophone in the park

I bought a sketchbook on my way to work yesterday and needed to break it in with a quick sketch. At lunch I went to Central Park and came across this man playing saxophone. It finally feels like winter has retreated and left behind hopes for better days ahead. The melody is All The Way, writtenContinue reading “Citysketch: A saxophone in the park”

CitySketch: Trees

The trees of the city – not the ones in the parks but the ones in the sidewalks and courtyards, surrounded by concrete – watch over us the way our elders always have, with understanding and indulgence. They say, “It is possible to survive even the strangulation of your roots.” They say, “Make a homeContinue reading “CitySketch: Trees”

CitySketch: Lamppost

There are 1,600 lampposts scattered across Central Park’s 843 acres. They were designed in 1980 by architects Gerald Allen and Kent Bloomer, to replace the original electric lamps that were designed in 1910 by Henry Bacon, architect of the Lincoln Memorial. The Landmarks Commission held hearings to decide if the lamps would be of modernContinue reading “CitySketch: Lamppost”

CitySketch: Pomona

Pomona by Nicolas Fouche, circa 1700 Across a street that is more like a driveway to the Plaza Hotel stands this statue of Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit trees, orchards, and gardens.  Pomona is one of the few Roman deities who doesn’t have a Greek counterpart. She stands on top of the Pulitzer FountainContinue reading “CitySketch: Pomona”