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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

September 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM

A favorite piece of art in Fremont

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Sketched April 17, 2012
You gotta love the Fremont neighborhood and all its public art. The sculpture of commuters “waiting for the Interurban” is one of my favorites. I guess it speaks to the commuter side of me. Times have changed since the heyday of trolleys, but so many of us still hop on public transportation to go to work every day, just like some of the people the sculpture represents.
I found this sketch while sorting out sketchbooks and realized I hadn’t posted it yet. I did it back in the spring, just a few days after the artist who created the sculpture, Richard Beyer, passed away in New York at age 86 —here’s the obit.
Looking at the drawing now, I realize how many twists and turns my sketching methods have taken since I drew this same sculpture three years ago on a Moleskine sketchbook. In this case, I used pencil and watercolor on a spiral-bound 9″ x 12″ Canson Montval All-media sketchbook.
More from the Sketcher archives:
Memories of the Interurban from the daughter of the last motormen
Interurban Car 55, the light rail of the ealry 1900s

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