Family photograph, portion of religious pamphlet, pencil, charcoal, chalk, lipstick, felt pen and glue on cardboard, 11 x 13.75 inches, Saturday, March 6th, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
And so but then after doing the two previous Mercy Streets, I decided to work backward and do what I think of as a reverse draft, as often times the bigger pieces spring from things I have initially done on cocktail napkins and coasters. Which netted me this.
After doing the previous Mercy Seat, which took me several hours as I plotted out the aspects and materials, I thought it might be nice to just sort of do one in five minutes or less, which netted me this.
Pen on notebook paper with a staple, 3 1/8 x 3 inches, Saturday, March 24th, 2012, Little Red Hen, Green Lake, Seattle.
This was the very first version of Mercy Seat, from nearly nine years ago. It was on a larger piece of paper and sort of scribbled into the corner as a pretty basic idea. But I liked that basic idea, I did, and so did two more versions, larger, shortly after this, neither of which will be presented in these pages. And so but then I always meant to come back to it, and now I have, as you will see in subsequent posts.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Charcoal, chalk, pencil, cellophane tape and lipstick on cocktail napkin, 5 x 4.5 inches, Saturday, February 27th, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.