I took my dog and sketch book for a walk today and I wanted to draw a fire hydrant. We are fortunate to live near the park and I thought this an excellent opportunity to get a picture done. I wanted to draw a fire hydrant as it approximates the object that presented me the most trouble thus far the trumpet. However, there don’t seem to be any hydrants in the park. I settled for one outside the park across the street from my house. But it got me thinking.
I was struck by the idea that hydrants represent protection, and things we want to protect. I found it a bit depressing that there is no option in the park to protect it in the case of a fire. I couldn’t get over the connection this has to things we apply importance to.
As for the images themselves I don’t favor one more than the other and the connection I had to the lines was undoubtedly compromised by fixation with the absence of protection for a part of the city I value almost exclusively above others…this distraction is starting to become a pattern…I might have attention issues.
I also used pencil…felt clumsy.