issue 65: e. terumi woods

Terumi Woods
e. terumi woods
artist

Terumi Woods hesitates to call herself an artist. She’d rather say she’s a compulsive creator — fascinated by architecture, urban spaces, and nature, particularly when they intersect with each other.

Through real-world training in an architecture office and the variety of classes she took at City College of San Francisco, she realized there is a real tension between keeping the artistic inspiration alive and the tedium of the details. Her drawings try to represent that tension. Terumi is starting to really play with watercolor, a medium she finds both intriguing and terrifying … and she’s in love.

Find Terumi at Woods Work Studio and on Instagram.


Ferry Building
Bay Bridge from East Bay
Bay Bridge from SF
Sutro Tower
Golden Gate Bridge

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on the nightstand:

  • How Architecture Works by Witold Rybczynski. He wrote the first non-fiction narrative about architecture, called Looking Around, that I ever read. I found it while in high school, and he has been a favorite author of mine since.
  • Tricycle magazine, Summer 2014
  • Frommer’s Great Escapes From NYC Without Wheels

am loving:

Prospect Park. It keeps me grounded until I can escape the city periodically.

what’s one item in your spring wardrobe you can’t go without?

A hat of some kind. It really doesn’t matter which one. My dark hair acts like a heat island in the summer.

what’s your idea of the perfect spring meal?

A salad which has fresh greens, an amazing homemade dressing (citrus, salt, pepper, olive oil), pears, toasted walnuts, and freshly grated cheese. I could have this every day.

what are three constants in your day?

  • Coffee (current preferred set up is a moka pot).
  • Thinking about the next place to draw and how to get there by subway.
  • The sounds of the store across the street.

tell us about the inspiration behind these photos.

I lived in San Francisco for 11 years before moving to New York City. I wanted to capture images that represent iconic SF, which may or may not be iconic tourist images. Images San Franciscans love. The drawings here represent only a brief overview as this project has become larger and more compelling than I expected.

Cliff_Watercolor.small

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