Textures of NYC – Volume 1

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December 1, 2013 by Brooke

June 16, 2012 New York City Sewer Cover Southeast Corner 116th & 1st Ave

June 16, 2012
New York City Sewer Cover
Southeast Corner 116th & 1st Ave

Progression using grave stone rubbing technique.

Progression using grave stone rubbing technique.

Finished.

Finished.

Textures of NYC is a project intended to take a snapshot of the most visually prominent textures seen in everyday life in Manhattan.  The first installation in the series is a subway cover on the Southeast Corner of 116th & 1st Ave Manhattan.  Below is the technique used on this surface.

1. Selected above surface b/c it would translate well to chosen ‘grave stone rubbing’ medium.

3.  Prior to placing tracing paper on the area clean off with duster to remove any debris that would interfere with rubbing.

4. Taped tracing paper using duct tape to secure four corners of paper to surface.

5. Use various chalk and oil pastels to capture the texture using a rubbing technique.

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