Friday, March 21, 2008

Staten Island Ferry Caricatures

Had a job interview for an artist -in-residence position in Staten Island this afternoon, and had an opportunity to do one of my favorite things,that is, riding the Staten Island Ferry.
What's not to love? its a big giant "subway car" on water! jam packed with people and faces, I could hardly contain myself.
As we were boarding, I looked to my left and saw the outstanding profile of this East Indian gentlemen. He had such great angles, and I didn't have a pencil or paper! I quickly "air sketched" his profile with my finger just to solidify it in my mind before I boarded, then got on the train and immediately put my impressions on paper. This is a memory sketch but I'm sure its spot on.

The woman, on the other hand ,sat directly across from me and she was realllly hard to get because she kept looking up noticing me studying her. I threw her off by 'showing her" the sketch of the Indian man, and pretending that I was really working on that. At one point she looked straight at me and gave me this look that said: " Believe it or not I USED to be Pretty...." Looks can be fleeting.... I felt for her.... but STILL CLOWNED HER!!!!


Dan said...

Ah beautiful Staten Island, produces some beautiful people indeed! HAHA

Staten Island is kinda stinky, probably because of Fresh Kills

jason quinones said...

just saw your emails!

thanks again for contacting me and for the high praise. don't know if you noticed but i already had you linked! great stuff you have here. big fan of your crazy caricatures!!

works crazy now but maybe we could hang out if my schedule frees up. in the meantime i'll keep checking out your work!!

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

This post caught the attention of Staten Island Blogger,John Shabe, Whose Great Staten Island Blog can be found HERE:

It's always amazing to me how many people tune into this blog on a daily basis.