Sunday, September 23, 2007

EDM #137: Something You Turn Off and On


This is a view of the major state highway on which I commute most days to the intown neighborhoods where I work. This is the last approach before the road bends right to Exit 7 where I will turn off to go to my home.
Then, on the weekday morning when I return to Exit 7, I turn on the right entrance ramp onto this same artery, becoming a blood cell once again as I flow with all my fellow corpuscles into the heart of the city. This circulatory image is further enhanced when I make this trip in the very early morning or the late evening and all the vehicles are lit up: 'white' headlights going in...'red' taillights going out.
This particular drive home was downright lonely...way past the bloody mess of rush hour.

8 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

Great sketch!

Linda said...

:-) I hadn't thought of THAT particular definition of on/off. This is a great drawing -- I love the dark trees along the side!

Felicity said...

That's a novel take on the challange - obviously a creative brain at work here! :) I really like the cloud effect and the sense of distance.

(BTW, that quote about art being whatever you can get away with made me laugh - probably sums up the whole art world!)

juj said...

Beautiful imagery - both your words and your drawing. You have quite a gift for metaphor.

Sharon said...

Friends don't let friends draw and drive.

frustrated_artist said...

I think this is great! I can almost feel the quiet of the road before traffic hits. It has a feeling of peacefulness.

Serena said...

I like the perspective in this one, Rah. Great take on the challenge!

Col said...

I'm with Sharon. Drawn from a photo I hope? LOL.