My “Business” Sketchbook: The Lion Torchéres

Moving to the Justice Building on the Washington State Capitol campus, Kate sketched the Lion Torchéres in the entry hall.

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At the end of our last day working in the
Senate Offices of the Legislative Building on the Washington State Capitol Campus, we crossed the grass in the pouring rain  to the Justice Building.

As you walk into the building there are several torchéres that illuminate the entry hall, right,
as well as an overhead skylight of some sort.
These torchéres have a much more
coppery appearance than the golden-green
bronze of the Tiffany lamps in the Legislative Building.  I was unable to find out who the
maker of these torchéres was in the short time
we had — I chose sketching instead.
The Lion Torchéres are not only beautiful,
but the lions themselves have the sweetest expressions on their faces.  (Actually, we found
this to be true in several lion-themed decorative motifs around the capitol; a testimony to the
friendly nature of the Pacific Northwest!)

I only had time…

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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