Before crossing the river this morning I visited Santa Maria in Trastevere. The large-scale, graphic circle/square pattern in black and white marble is all over Rome, most notably on the floor of the Pantheon. There it was again at Santa Maria.
At Poggi I picked up some big, chunky oil pastel crayons in black. The circle was just a gut instinct to mark the paper. To inscribe what I saw at Santa Maria. To mark my spot, my place here right now.
The fat oil crayons are a joy to use. My first time. I can scratch into the thick surface and “etch” it. I’ll definitely do more with this.