Designers are creative beings who can easily find inspiration at any moment. A napkin sketch is an elemental expression of thought. Napkin sketches have been a go-to companion for those who find spur of the moment inspiration allowing for the exploration of thoughts and ideas with their hands. You can express primal feelings, a memory, even a philosophy. It’s a telling exercise about how people think, what is important to them, and the spirit of their thoughts.
Sketches also promote the sharing of ideas at a pure, conceptual level without becoming mired in detail and specifics. And this sketch represents my thoughts of a series of brightly stuccoed walls and canopy for a public garden. A pedestrian can walk between and around the walls and seek refuge from rain beneath the canopy.