Eugeniu Iordăchescu, ‘19

I made the drawing after reading Iordăchescu's obituary in the news. He was a Romanian engineer who saved churches and other buildings set to be destroyed by the Romanian dictator in the 1980s by moving them on tracks. He wasn't religious, nor did he have any experience relocating buildings. He was driven to act because he wanted to save beautiful things from destruction. The breakthrough came when he saw a waiter carrying glasses with a tray, so he engineered a way to secure buildings with something akin to a giant tray. The obituary painted this angelic figure who saved vessels from which others derived meaning via his love of beautiful things, inspired by the mundane, so it was all very moving.