Sunday, May 16, 2010

Elks Monument

Scouting out locations for sketching with a meetup group in the Mountain View Cemetery. This is the Brotherly Love side of the Elks (an organization similar to the Masons) monument.
A sketch of the Justice side. The very front shows Loyalty, and the rear shows Charity. I guess something had to end up with the nether end of the quadruped...

14 comments:

Eva said...

I know what is written on the bottom. "Tasty deer steak".

Shayna Prentice said...

What an exquisite sketch.

Titus said...

Yes, that is an exquisite sketch.

It also reminded me of one of Kenny Everett's alter-egos, Brother Lee Love.

ArtSparker said...

Hi Titus- Just checked it out on youtube. Heh, he kind of looks like someone I went to college (was at university) with.

ger said...

Seeing the photo, I thought the writing´d say MOTHERLY LOVE - which made me chuckle, because it fits somehow...

aleph said...

You´re an excellent sketcher, Susan! And that little subtle but kind of yet corrosive sense of humor... rear reveals much more than front does. We must be very careful in that sense. Specially if under those smart sketcher´s eyes!

Terry said...

Nice drawing.....

Celeste Bergin said...

oooo sketching in a cemetery! I love the sketch that you did. Perfection!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

otherly love indeed.

great sketch!!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Is charity bull/ horse/deer shit?

Laura said...

lovely. the nether end... i like that:)

ArtSparker said...

Something else about the graveyard - someone remarked that one of the monuments looked like a condom, and it occurred to me that all of these stone erections are a way of saying "I may be dead. but I can still get it up", sorry, Ozymandias.

Land of shimp said...

Elks, Masons, Knights of Columbus, something lovely about the concept of a group that does good. Just a nice, magical feeling to it all.

I think there is something reality-defying about Elks anyway. It's the antlers, they look as if they should topple forward, or as if they have small cities attached to their foreheads.

It's a gorgeous sketch, by the way. Oddly, I've always like graveyards, I've never found them eerie.

Plus, whenever I see a statue of an Elk, I think of the Stag in the Narnia Chronicles. All the characters chasing the Stag through the woods, and coming back into their regular lives after a life time in Narnia.

Perhaps that Elk simply leads people back.

Yup. I've had too much coffee again. You can always tell. I babble. I babble strangely, as a matter of fact.

Take care, have a lovely day.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I love the Mountain View Cemetery. It is inspiring and so full of life you forget that you're surrounded by death.