soup http://michiganradio.org en Drawing Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/drawing-detroit <p>An artist in Detroit is expanding his project that highlights different city neighborhoods.&nbsp; Several years ago <a href="http://bunkbunkbunk.com/">Ben Bunk</a> moved to Detroit for an artist residency at the <a href="http://www.555arts.org/">555 Gallery.&nbsp;</a></p><p>He would ride his bike on a seven mile commute from the Eastern Market area to a studio near the abandoned Michigan Central Station. His bike rides inspired doodles which eventually lead to a series of black and white drawings of neighborhood buildings.</p><p>Bunk says it&rsquo;s fun to draw Detroit, and describes his drawing style as relatively simple.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s realistic in the sense that it has perspective that&rsquo;s correct, and all the windows are there but the lines are crooked. I would say it&rsquo;s kind of childish and it&rsquo;s funny. The buildings are kind of crooked and they talk to each other in how they&rsquo;re bent.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Bunk won a mini-grant from a local event known as <a href="http://www.detroitsoup.com/">SOUP</a> and used the money to self-publish a post-card sized book of his drawings. Bunk is now working on professionally publishing a second edition. Sun, 24 Apr 2011 17:20:16 +0000 Kyle Norris 2197 at http://michiganradio.org Drawing Detroit