179. Tiny People at Heathrow Airport
a sneakyart drop over london on the way back to vancouver.
SneakyArt is about finding human activity in public spaces. And airports are magical public spaces. I love to draw at airports.
Today’s post is a drop from London’s Heathrow Airport, drawn during a short layover on the way back to Vancouver.
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All kinds of people come together at an airport. A wide cross-section of society, sometimes local but often global, sit beside each other. People who would never otherwise occupy the same space. People who do not share a language or religion or ethnic background. People who do not know one another, and would prefer it remain that way. People who nevertheless need one another. For the airport cannot run for just you or me. It needs everyone to fulfil that common goal - getting from one place to another.
Public spaces like airports are examples of an unspoken cooperation between people to achieve common goals. It is the reason why we live around each other. A reason for society, community, and city life.
After arriving from Mumbai, I had 3 hours to kill at London’s Heathrow Airport before catching the connection to Vancouver. Once past security, I sat down to catch a breath and take in the busyness of one of the world’s busiest airports.
Dear reader, there are many tiny people in this scene. Pick one that relates to you, and tell a tiny airport story in the comments.
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I’m in the black jumper, standing next to the cellist, who seems to be trying to fit a whole bag of Malteasers into his mouth (all at once).
Tiny Airport Story
The girl with the backpack cringed, and wished she'd asked a rather less exuberant person than Loud Pointing Lady in Shades for directions to the loo. Next time, she resolved, she'd just risk getting lost.