Jun 24, 2010
A year ago Yun and I were in London. There were a hundred or so pianos randomly placed around the city. Anyone could sit and play them, rain or shine. It was a big hit and people loved it. There were many spontaneous sing-a-longs. Lots of news coverage. Well now they're doing it in Manhattan. There are two outside my office in a tiny little park in Tribeca. I sat out there one lunchtime and drew this nice girl playing. The best part of the drawing is her hair blowing. It was about to storm and the wind really picked up. The hair creates a nice tension in the scene. Her name was Tess, and she was a bit shy about approaching me but she finally did. I could tell she was surprised at the drawing. I wasn't quite done and I think she felt responsible. So without saying anything she sat down again and played for half an hour more. I think just for my drawing benefit. Of course I will send a high rez to her. She can then send it to all her admirers.