Sketch of the Week: Fair Park Pegasus

This is a sketch from my time in Dallas, ca. late 2010:

Dallas is home to Fair Park, a remarkable Art Deco fairground. Built to house the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936, it's replete with fantastic murals synthesizing antique classicism with modernist optimism in technological advancement. This sketch is of one of the Pegasus reliefs flanking the entryway. If you walk past it, you'll find an elaborate fountain synchronized to music. All the murals and reliefs have been painted in bright, complementary colors, giving the park a bold look.

Today the site is probably known as the setting for the annual Texas State Fair, with its various and sundry fried curiosities, but I wish people looked at the architecture itself more. It's a gem.