From Twin Peaks, North

Chris Shearer's avatar Chris Shearer

“From Twin Peaks, North” is my largest scale drawing and took nearly a year to complete. Stretching slightly over 6 feet long and 3 feet tall, every inch of the image was closely rendered from a grid of photos I took from the location. Though it is one of the highest points in San Francisco, it is often overlooked. The television tower on the left, Sutro Tower can be seen from almost anywhere in the Bay Area--something of a local inside joke, tourists may glance up and wonder about its purpose or location but forget it in favor of a more popular icon. In a city of infamously over captured landmarks, It often shows up accidentally in the background of vacation photos, but never as the focus. Feel free to watch the time lapse video below demonstrating the year long progress of creating the drawing.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Pen & Ink Drawing
  • Width: 81 inches (6.75 ft)
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 44 inches