Tuesday, January 24, 2012
34th Worldwide SketchCrawl Houston Style
We started off nice and early, for a Saturday, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Once you enter the display area you are greeted by Mr. T Rex himself. I had put paint on a few pages of my sketchbook the night before so I just added the ink drawing on top. (Thanks Lisbon workshop "Lining Over Color")
In another part of the Museum is the Foucault Pendulum. It is hanging from a wire about 3 stories tall and swings around a sort of compass design set into the floor. Placed at even intervals around the circle on the floor are wooden pegs. As the pendulum swings it gets closer and closer to the pegs until it finally knocks one over. It takes 10 minutes after knocking down one peg until it hits another peg directly opposite it in the circle. It keeps people mesmerized long enough to catch them in a sketch. There is even a bench conveniently located nearby.
We took a break for lunch and then headed over to the Menil Collection designed by Renzo Piano. I really like their collection of Africa, Oceania, and the Pacific Northwest Coast art.