What do you think?January 6, 2006
I was thinking about adding a border around the whole drawing but I didn’t like fencing in the top of the tower. It looks like it is reaching up to the heavens and I don’t want to restrict it from that. So I started just sketching the border around the bottom. The border started looking like the spandrel on the porch (the decorative work spanning between the posts). Additionally, I was thinking of using the address as the title of the page so I was trying to figure out where I could put it.
Then I had this idea…break the spandrel posts, turn it upside down and put the address, upside down, like it had been hanging between the posts. Breaking the posts and turning it upside down symbolize the fact that the house was demolished and no longer stands.
Is this just too weird? I’m a little uncomfortable with it but I don’t know it that is because it doesn’t make sense or if it is because I don’t usually put symbolism in my work. So, what do you think?