Our lady of the harbourPosted: May 4, 2016
“And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers.”
I haven’t posted a link to a song in a long time but here we go. It’s Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne, a favourite of mine with an interesting connection to the statue I drew this morning. I’ve sketched Notre-Dame-de-Bons-Secours Chapel (the Sailor’s Church) from both inside and outside, but never realized until I did a little research today that “our lady of the harbour” from the song lyrics refers to the Star of the Sea statue atop the church. She’s been greeting sailors entering the port since 1893. Pretty cool fact for a Leonard Cohen fan to find out.
Sketched in a Bee sketchbook, with a water-soluble Pilot Fineliner.