Pencil On Paper

There is a dying romance between pencil and paper that cannot be replicated by pen or computers. Choosing the precise pencil among the dozens splayed across the desk can be the most difficult decision to make. The pencil provides a sensual experience, feeling the lead transfer through the weight of the fingers, scratching the paper and marking the unblemished surface. Without complaint, the paper accepts the pencil, translating and transforming ideas and imagination into visual communication.

As the pencil dulls, unformed ideas take shape and rise from the paper. The pencil turns esoteric threads to a manageable fabric, grounding concepts in reality -– a tactile process from brain to hand, pencil to paper. Lyon Landscape Architects still elicits the love of pencil and paper, a tactile connection to the world, to explore options, stimulate creativity, and communicate with his clients.