Eureka Springs, AR, USA, was a former vacation spot for mobsters and perhaps this spiraling ironwork staircase served as a getaway strategy while keeping to the style of a now historic age.
The view of this staircase is through the lens of Perspectivism. The silver tones soften the black and white tendency of this unique aspect of historic architecture.
The only time I strayed from my desire for color growing up was as a teenager, sketching chromatic pictures such as stamps and prints into the shades of greys using #2 pencils. It is always the challenge in my of trying to portray color through monochromatic variety, then, by light erasure, touch, and the pencil’s sharpness and today through deepening shadows, contrasting, and highlighting.