Standing Up City
Felt pen, 8.5 x11", 1969? 1970? by Chris Wayan.
When I was a kid we had a huge photo book of the Southwest titled Standing Up Country.
In my early teens I wanted to create a modern equivalent of those cliff dwellings--neither sprawling like the suburbs I lived in, nor the sterile, sealed towers of big cities. I pictured bio-engineered flying people living on a great Sierra crag, with rooms hollowed out of living rock and a thousand feet of hanging little bonsai gardens and terraces.
This is one of my earliest drawings, and I know it shows. The felt pen over decades feathered and spread, blurring and blotching the faces--I cleaned them some on the scan. But aside from age, it's just not very good.
But a vision drawn badly is still a vision. One milestone for any artist is not cringing at clumsy sketches of good ideas.
World Dream Bank homepage - Art gallery - New stuff - Introductory sampler, best dreams, best art - On dreamwork - Books
Indexes: Subject - Author - Date - Names - Places - Art media/styles
Titles: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - IJ - KL - M - NO - PQ - R - Sa-Sh - Si-Sz - T - UV - WXYZ
Email: email@example.com - Catalog of art, books, CDs - Behind the Curtain: FAQs, bio, site map - Kindred sites