This woman really was knitting. However, I didn’t have time to add her other knitting needle. I also didn’t intend for her partner to look so scared (he wasn’t).
I invite you, dear readers, to add your own ideas about what was going on here.
The jagged natural crack imitates the man-made line. They originate at the same point.
I left out the books!
Those who are experienced waiters always bring something along to keep themselves occupied.
I was surprised when I finally looked at the paper, after creating this drawing, looking only at the subject. I was hoping to foreshorten his head; he was leaning forward and away from me. However, I can’t help seeing the head as a flat plane tilting away from me when I look at this sketch. Maybe this would not be the case if I filled in some internal details. Maybe all foreshortened outlines create this effect.
I captured this image to be a companion to another ‘found art’ object I photographed a couple of weeks ago.
This woman was interesting. Her clothing was layered and patterned in a tweedy way that recalled Scottish culture to my mind.