Wednesday, November 18, 2009

15th Annual Telfair Art Fair

A nice letter in the box when I retuned home invited two map-drawings to the Open Art display in the atrium of the Jepson Center for the Telfair Art Fair: Wright Square (Savannah no. 4) and Coastal Landscape Map (Savannah no. 3)
Wright Square is the first in a series detailing Savannah's squares, a "collage" constructed with pieces from historic maps, plan drawings showing paths and tree canopies, and elevation drawings showing the buildings that surround the square and are so essential to its character.Coastal Landscape Map shows the relationship of Savannah's neat grid over the sinuous coastal landscape carved by water and gentle topography.

Wright Square was sold when I arrived to look around Friday night and I picked up Coastal Landscape Map Sunday after the show. It sits here on my couch, now, until it finds a real home.
*UPDATE: I wondered who snatched up Wright Square so quick, and now I know, thanks to the fact that Savannah is kind of a small town and everything is interconnected. It was a fine upstanding member of the community and the Telfair, a super-cool kind of guy. He is actually a client of S. & S. Urban Analysis & Design, where we've worked with him on many projects, including a charrette just a few weeks ago. Today he was describing to C. his purchase...something like this...So, the "guy" [that would be me, apparently] actually drew the elevations all around the square....I bought it as soon as it was unwrapped, before it was hung...
C. was like, You gotta be kidding...you know whose piece that is? It's Kirsten, in our office...
Ohhhhh.....

2 comments:

millie said...

heyy kirsten Milan here....ur new frnd..!!(i just now met you)...i really liked ur blog..!!:) nice pictures....keep in touch.this is my Email ID..(milligulli@gmail.com)!!bubyee...!:)

kirsten sparenborg said...

Milan! So great to meet you! I'll write more when I get back to the US. Good luck in your exams and keep drawing!