This is an Instagram shot of my newest drawing (still in progress).
Not to be cliche, but living in San Francisco for almost four years has opened me up to a lot of eccentric styles of architecture. As beautifully vibrant as some of the Victorians here can be, I've been more fascinated by the panels and lines that make up their form. The first project that involved this idea of "ghost homes" dates back to fall 2010, during my last semester of school. You can find it here.
I recently watched (for the fifteenth or twentieth time) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, one of my all-time favorite films. One very vivid motif in the movie involves the continual breaking down and morphing of Joel and Clem's surrounding environment. Joel twists and turns in and out of memories that associate him with places from their shared past, and eventually, he learns to rely on emotional cues and sounds instead of what's tangible.
There's a final scene where Joel and Clem return to the place where they first met--a beach house somewhere on the coast of Montauk. After they lose all memory of each other, this is the town in which they unknowingly reunite. The disintegration of that house inspired an idea in which a fleeting thought was anchored down--which I tried to represent here.
I bounced this idea off of my dad to get his thoughts on it. He thinks it's missing something, like color. But I think I'm interested in what makes it incomplete, rather than just making it work conventionally.
Will post when it's done.