Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mermaid Fountain at Ghiradelli Square

Fountain by Ruth Asawa, watercolor by Nancy Ewart.

6 comments:

Zoomie said...

I didn't realize that fountain was by Ruth Asawa. I'll have to go by and give it another look. She was a wonderful artists. And you aren't half bad, yourself! :-)

namastenancy said...

There was a huge dust-up when the fountain was built. Lawrence Halprin had also submitted a design - a 20' (?) pole that would have sprayed water all over everything coming into the courtyard. When his design was rejected, he had a very public hissy fit. Anyway, that's what I remember but if any readers remember differently, please comment.
And thank you for the compliment. I'm not in Ruth's league but I try.

diane o said...

You made it look much nicer and more interesting than the actual subject!!! Very nice. Here's to meeting you at the next SketchCrawl!!

Zoomie said...

Imagine the richness of this community to have two artists of the caliber of Ruth Asawa and Lawrence Halprin (egos aside) to fight over a public space. We were blessed.

namastenancy said...

To Diane - awwww..I'm not sure about that. I just ignored the tourists and used a lot of blue-green with yellow highlights. Works every time.
Pam - I'm glad that the designers went with Asawa's fountain. It;s a better fit for the folksy charm of the square.

LS Nelson said...

I found you from TGB, and I'm quite enjoying your blog - and your work!
I love the way you use color and your various techniques.