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