Monday, February 20, 2017

While wandering downtown to relax for the upcoming semester at the BAC, I found myself glancing at City Hall and pondering if it is truly brutalist. Moreover, I remember how brutal people’s comments are about it as some of them abhor it and others really like it. I fall in the latter group. The building has a pretty strange story as the design process had two stages and it was selected from 256 entries by a jury. To me, it is strange that selecting this kind of new design for that era and accepting it in the middle of the city -was very bold. The sketch was done from the front of the building -where Government Center station remnants are.

Monday, February 13, 2017

February is a month which I loathe as it makes me older and yet there is nothing to do except eating a mouthwatering lobster roll at Luke's Lobster in the Back Bay. Every year, while in Boston, I go there and eat this roll -a kind of a gift to myself. The funny thing is that the weather is always freezing and snowy and no one is there. It is easy to grab a bite to eat in the winter! Then, of course, going to the public library is a necessity with a double shot of espresso to wake me up. This sketch of the lobster place was done from the library. It was an enjoyable day until I caught my reflection in a window and I saw the spread of white hair. White is the color of getting old -not of happiness. lamentably!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I wish I were a student at Berkeley and yet it is too late for me to be a good musician as there are many other responsibilities. So, I do not have time to practice anything, of course, except drawing, as always. This sketch is from Boylston Street, where many wannabe musicians and real ones milling about. The new building is truly appealing due to the fact that it incorporates a very smart architectural solution for the organization of spaces, that is, putting the performance hall on the second floor and making it visible instead of hiding, as in a standard design. As such, students can see outside while hanging out or watching performances and people who walk around the building can see the space, as well. This leads individuals to become a part of the school and also the school to become a part of the environment.