Old Friends at Work

Sketch by Sarah Sullivan of Two Old Friends Working Together

Old Friends at Work

My husband and I have been visiting Denmark. One of its attractions is meeting up with our many old friends. The first Dane we ever met was in grad school 1975 and since that time I have often sketched this particular friend and my husband talking together as they work. I enjoy half listening to the two of them and am glad they don’t mind my scrutiny and products.

Today’s sketch captures a characteristic pattern of the way these two interact. The talker, who is usually speculating about something, looks off into space while the listener looks intently at the speaker. There is little eye contact during this phase of the interaction. I think that this is the body language that happens when ideas are being co-constructed.

This sketch was made using Procreate on my iPad.

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9 Responses to Old Friends at Work

  1. deb92024 says:

    This is lovely and sweet at the same time.

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  2. equinoxio21 says:

    Denmark now? Lovely around this time of year.
    Nice sketch. Full of life and interrogation…

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    • Denmark was so nice with its long evenings, gorgeous landscape and kind people.

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      • equinoxio21 says:

        I only know Copenhaguen but I think this is a very good definition.

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      • We spent the years of 1986/87 and 93/94 near Copenhagen and this description works for then and now. I think one of the reasons I enjoy reading your ‘time travel’ pieces so much is that my own memory is bursting with a jumble of places and times, although we lived in far fewer places than you did. The way you connect your experiences through motifs and ideas makes sense to me.

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      • equinoxio21 says:

        Well, thank you. 🙂 That is exactly the idea. Connect dots of impossible lines. I remember Copenhagen in December, business trip. Fried camembert for dessert. With jelly. God forbid. And I think there was another meeting in Stockholm in the summer. Having a coffee at a terrace, I suddenly had a vision of tall two-legged green-eyed blonde “cats” walking everywhere… 😉
        Be good Sarah.

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  3. tprevey says:

    Great portraiture in this sketch!

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