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25 VIEWS OF HOOVER TOWER

Stanford Univercity. Palo Alto. USA
October 2019

The Story. 

Hoover Tower
Hoover Tower is a 285 feet structure on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, California. The tower houses the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, an archive collection founded by Herbert Hoover before he became President of the United States. Wikipedia
Address: 550 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

 

 300 years ago Japanese artist Hokusai created a series of landscape artworks he named 36 views of Mount Fuji.

 

It became a  hit then, and it is still popular today.

The Wave of Hokusai probably is the most knows Japanese art piece in history and from his series 36 views of Mount Fuji.

I love Hokusai as a personality. He lived long and very busy artist life. Which fun to read about and research about. He was bold, fun and dedicated to his arts. 

Each time i am in Japan, I always visit Museum of Hokusai in Tokyo which was recently opened in Japan. 

I decided to follow his footsteps and now while I am in Palo Alto I started my series called "25 views of Hoover Tower"

Why 25? I thing its a great number. 

Why Hoover Tower? Because it is the most complicated landmark I ever draw in Palo Alto, and I love challenging myself. 

The series of drawings of the ‘Hoover Tower’ in Stanford, is my homage to the Japanese master Hokusai, who also did series based around various views containing the same landmark.