Ann Martin - Fine Art Watercolours from Ireland

Press pit, Watergate Hearings
In front of the Committee Table literally swarmed the press. It was like being among the crocodiles in a moat. They were to a one interested in the proceedings and in being part of the historic moment. I had to admit that I felt a bit of an anachronism, with a drawing board among the Hasselblads, but I was free to watch fully and not being confined to a reduced image. I think the mind includes the soul. Often our tools interfere, so the less complex the tool the better.

The Press Pit, Watergate
Washington D.C., 1973

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Pencil on paper
76 x 102 cm (22 x 40 inches)