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Artist Statement


I want people to see architecture the way that I do—the beauty of our built environment. Sculptures shown to their best advantage in strong sunlight and deep shadows. They become almost abstract. With each drawing that I complete, I’m in awe of the abilities I’ve been given and of what can be created using only lines. My drawings make me feel like I’ve found home; a sense of peace, joy and comfort where I’m wholly myself. Where I belong.

So many people take the architecture around them for granted. I want them to see how valuable, important and beautiful it is. John Ruskin said, “Architecture is to be regarded by us with the most serious thought. We may live without her and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her.”

Pen-and-ink drawings have a crispness and directness that is elegant and appealing. Form, line and light have more emphasis in black and white, perfect for rendering architectural elements and ornamentation.

“Art is as essential to life as breathing, and drawing is the medium that gives life to art.”
                                                                                          –Louisa Stude Sarofim

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