#morningcommute / #walkinghome

I have always been drawn to the beautiful idiosyncrasies of the landscape/cityscape--to the stuff that seems to flow or clash, visibly or discreetly active. A couple of months ago, I started taking pictures with my smartphone as I walked through the streets of Oakland. This process had become a way to connect to the architecture of a place and its people: to understand the texture and cultural dimensions of a place/space; and to ground myself in this new city by slowing down and taking notice of my environment. These images are source material and fodder for other creative projects in the studio and in public spaces--and that makes me excited. This series of pictures, which are posted daily on social media, I consider to be drawings. Together, they create a map of overlapping paths that shift, where moments of color, line, form, words, smells, and emotions give way to urban narratives.  Anyway...some thoughts to share. To see more images, click on the social media icons to the left. Or click to see my feed on Instagram @giselanycoak.