Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Art Deco



I work in a hospital that was built in the 1930s.(No, I'm not a medical professional. I write and design their monthly newsletter, quarterly magazine and do any other creative things that need doing.)

The entrance is surrounded by imposing pillars with really great art deco details, so I snapped a few shots of them; I love the geometry. I tried taking some rubbings recently...I took a yard of white cotton and a black paintstik out into the parking lot/driveway/entrance on my lunch hour. I wasn't too successful..the pillars were kind of high and it was hard to get a good rubbing without a ladder, so I will try and work up a design from these photos.

Many people think the pillars are merely a bench to hang out on while they take a smoke break or wait for the shuttle bus. I felt kind of ridiculous and touristy taking my rubbings and photos but since I had on my official ID, the hospital police did't arrest me.

2 comments:

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I love art deco! such nice classic cool simple lines! I even have an art deco iron. Boy, that sucker is heavy! lol I use it since it has no holes in it for dye transfer onto fabric.

Louise Elizabeth. Textile Designs ♥ said...

Sounds like an interesting job!! x