24 October 2007

French Noses

"Les trois nez sur la rue Notre-Dame de Lorette"
Sketchbook page
industrial kraft paper, vintage graph paper, ballpoint pen, and orange ink

A recent sketchbook page featuring three "self portraits" of my nose, and the view from my hotel balcony at number 11 Rue Notre-Dame de Lorette, Paris.

I love the windows of the old buildings in Paris. They have such a soul. You can imagine lives being lived behind those panes of glass and shutters. They are blinking in the evening with lights and laughter and wine and good food. And sleepy, drowsy, barely awake windows in the early morning when they come to clean the sidewalks. Windows to look into and to look out of.

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