The Structure of Feeling / by britton shepard

This drawing is a recording of a meandering walk through an urban neighborhood. The shapes and lines reflect my sense of connectedness to the site as I move through it.

Structure of feeling is a term naming the intuitive connectedness we as humans need to have in our surroundings. During this walking and drawing exercise, seeing into large-scale excavations enabled me to perceive a hierarchical logic underneath the city streets and buildings. Noticing this unfolding scale, and marking important sight lines and earth connections on the sketch, grounded me and created a logic and a tempo along my route.