|8/11/23 Northgate Branch, Seattle Public Library|
While the Green Lake branch is closed for renovation, I’ve been picking up my books at the Northgate library. Unlike Green Lake’s stately, elegant Carnegie building (which I never tire of sketching), Northgate is of the nondescript, modern type that I don’t like to draw. But since I was there, I wanted to acknowledge my appreciation that I still have a library within walking distance.
It’s probably obvious that I became more interested in the weeping cypress in front of it than the building. But it’s actually the juxtaposition of the two that makes this composition interesting to me.