My last image sketching onsite, this from the Washington State Capitol Justice Building. Scary torchéres!
My last sketch onsite from earlier in the year, with watercolors added Sunday.
It was pouring, our work at the Capitol completed, and we were on our way home.
Mitchell wanted to explore the Justice Building.
The Library was lovely and I never got around to drawing in it because
we spent a good amount of time talking with the Librarian.
We had just a little bit of time.
The lamps outside the Justice Building
are perhaps the scariest I’ve ever seen.
Seven sharp stabbing weapon-like details
with fleur-de-lis in between,
all made to look a bit like a tower.
You can almost imagine the princess held prisoner . . .
What were they thinking?
They are the opposite of the lovely Lion Torchéres,
which have such sweetness!
On this page I drew the placement of
the Lion Torchéres on the entry walls.
Images in Stillman & Birn Delta…
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