Huge steel art piece made out of steel at the Hungerford building.
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Huge Steel Monster At Hungerford Building

Steel Monster At Hungerford Building

Something in front of the Hungerford Building looks very scary. I’m not sure if it’s some kind of prehistoric dinosaur, or a monster from a Godzilla movie. Whatever it is, it’s effectively scaring all the Artists away. Ever since this evil metal monster showed up, the Hungerford Building has been super silent. You can walk through the hallways any time of day, and not see a soul in sight.

Huge steel art piece made out of steel at the Hungerford building.
Huge steel art piece made of steel at the Hungerford Building.

The Monster Ate All The Hungerford Artists

So what happened to all the Artists? According to legend, the steel monster ate them all. It was so jealous of how talented the Artists we’re at Hungerford, that it went into an uncontrollable rage. And devoured all the poor Artists, with no remorse.

Steel base of huge art piece in front of hungerford building.
Steel base of huge art piece in front of Hungerford Building.

The Hungerford Building Is All ABout Art

I discovered the Hungerford Building about four years ago, when I met a very talented sculptor. We were hanging out at her studio talking about art, and she suggested that I check out some of the other studios. At the time, my passion for Art was reignited when my sister gave me a small Art kit. She was about to throw it out, so I decided to keep it to do some sketching. In the beginning I did some light drawing of everyday items, while at work. Then I progressed to drawing people. From there I started attending open drawing sessions at the Hungerford Building. I got into artwork so heavily that I was studying from books, buying supplies, and practicing every chance I got. Obsession took over, with me finding myself practicing for hours at a time. It was madness I tell you.

Flower bed with benches next to the huge steel art piece in front of the hungerford building.
Flower bed with benches next to the huge steel Art piece in front of the Hungerford Building.

The Hungerford Building Was An Amazing Experience

During my time as an Artist at the Hungerford Building, I’ve had some amazing experiences. I’ve met some super talented Artists that taught me a lot about Art. All the advice and support that I received was priceless. And seeing all the different types of Art was educational. I’ve seen every type of Art ranging from pottery to paint. You name it and I’ve seen it. Water colors? I saw it. Chalk? Yup, saw that too.

Another angle of the flower bed thats next to the steel art piece in front of the hungerford building.
Another angle of the flower bed that’s next to the steel art piece in front of the Hungerford Building.

I’ve made a ton of friends, and enjoyed many great times while hanging at the studios. We’ve sat and chatted while eating cheese and snacks. And even though I don’t drink, I’ve watched a few Artists polish off a bottle of wine, on a couple occasions, like it was water. At one studio I even met the Artist that use to do all the cartoons for the Democrat & Chronicle. Plus all the models were fantastic. A few times I even gave my pictures to them.

Smaller flower pot thats behind the huge steel art piece in front of the hungerford building.
Smaller flower pot that’s behind the huge steel Art piece in front of the Hungerford Building.

Where Did All The Hungerford Building Artists Go?

Actually, there’s no steel Monster that ate all the Hungerford Building Artists. The so called Steel monster is an impressive piece of artwork that stands out front. There’s benches and flowers to make it feel inviting. With a sign on the door, minding you that there’s a whole bunch of studios located inside. All four floors are jam packed with multiple studios. And every first Friday of the month, called First Friday, the studios are open for all to see.

 

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