Wednesday, February 22, 2012

San Francisco :: People Watching on Fisherman's Wharf

People-watching. So many realities.

I did these drawings at the San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf in the midst of the July 4th festivities last summer. 

It struck me that there were two distinct worlds, and you could not perceive both at the same time, for they ran parallel, without any points of intersection. There was the world of the tourists, and there was the world of the homeless. Once I focused on one, the other became invisible, and vice versa. The haunting, the black & white, the slow-moving and the heartbreaking did not mix with the cheerful, the colorful, the giddily disoriented and hastily erratic. I made it a point to see both, by drawing it.