Sunday, December 12, 2010

A convention of blobs

Stringham's letters from Kenya reported that he liked the place better than he had expected. They contained drawings of people met there, and of a horse he sometimes rode. He could not really draw at all, but used a convention of blobs and spidery lines effective in expressing the appearance of persons and things. One of these was of Buster selling a car; another of Buster playing polo.[...]
—Powell, A Question of Upbringing

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