A house is a house is a house or is it?

ink drawing of a house in sausalito

I have been working for quite a while with a wonderful woman and friend to get all of the houses she has ever lived in drawn and framed for her.  We started with her current abode and have moved onto new states and new homes.  Some are apartments, others are part of a duplex.  All have a unique character to them and they felt like home while she was there.

The two newest editions to this custom collection are homes in Sausalito, California.

ink drawing of a house in sausalito

 

ink drawing of a house in sausalito

I have been having a great deal of fun with this project!  I love custom work because you are never bored.  A client always comes up with something you would never think of on your own.  The next drawing involves somewhat of a collage.  She spent time living in two apartment buildings in New York and we decided to draw them together on one piece of paper.  Look for that in the coming weeks.

Elizabeth from Chowchilla, CA

a detail of a woman's portrait
a portrait of a woman drawn on letters she's written
Elizabeth from Chowchilla

Here’s is my most recent work for the Significant Stranger Project. I only know Elizabeth through the letters we have been writing back and forth for the last two years or so. When I sat down to think of what material to use to draw her face I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than the letters themselves. And because I only know Elizabeth through text I decided to use letters as the means to show her to the rest of the world.

a detail of a woman's portrait