Like many women, Julie travels with a well-stocked purse. Â One thing she’s just taken to bringing is baby aspirin, having recently read that immediately giving baby aspirin to someone who is having a heart attack can make a huge positive difference.
But that’s not the only attacks she’s ready for. Â This trip, she’s also carrying a set of watercolors and a sketch book in case, as she says, she gets an Art Attack – a sudden urge to draw something that she sees.
She hasn’t had an art attack yet. Â But tonight at the Tate Modern, I had one. Â Upon encountering this piece:
I decided to try a technique I’d read about in camera books. Â You set the camera to an exposure of 1-2 seconds, and while the shutter is open you zoom in the lens. Â The result is something like this:
The shadow is Kate, who happened to be walking by.
Coincidentally, she was also walking by when I tried it with another piece of art:
And so I made it through my art attack, without even needing an aspirin.