Saturday, May 25, 2013

Alan's Job



 Around 9 am at the gallery and Land Office.
Lee's is driving his 1959 VW van to the gallery, Alan's bicycle is in front.
The scooter must belong to someone hiking the path to the nearby ruins...
 
Just down the road, in Hazel, Alan works at the New Island Land Office, which he rents from the Commonwealth. Alan has a license to sell New Island land directly from the Commonwealth.

"I'm a one-stop shop," says Alan. "I help people buy land and then I'll help them design their dream house if they'd like - that's the fun part. I also sketch events, phenomena, and quick renderings like the one above of my office and Lee's Gallery..."

Alan Faramond has actually had some training in architecture, and vigorously supports sustainable building practices, both of which helped him get hired by the Commonwealth.

Next door is Lee's art gallery. Lee has been here for some time. He's usually off wandering the beaches and back country to make sketches for new paintings. He then does most of his paintings here, and shows them off  in his gallery. Lee and Alan trade time at each others shop when one of them is on the road. Lee creates the paintings of everyone's land and whatever they build on it.

Alan and Lee get along pretty well. When business is slow they hang out and talk about art, architecture, philosophy and the meaning of friendships. Lee lives upstairs over the gallery. Alan commutes on his Malvern Star bicycle from his house near Hazelhurst.