Grand Rapids

With under a week left to create a Grand Rapids layered street print for ArtPrize10, I sketched up a thumbnail and a plan. Over the next five days, I painted, printed, and preserved eight pieces of historic utility covers creating one large monoprint on canvas. This is the first cover I saw in Grand Rapids. …

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Indy Street Print

I started the morning after visiting Founders in Grand Rapids I used the farms, fields, and landscape as the inspiration for my color palette. Layer 1: “New Telephone Co. Made by Cleaveland Fence Co.” Found in the Herron Morton Historic District in an alley behind an old iron foundry technical school. Layer 2: “C.G. Foundry and Pattern …

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Henry J Hartman

I didn’t know anything about Grand Rapids before heading into town a few months ago to check out some spaces. I had spent the whole first day on the hunt – walking, driving, circling blocks and searching alleys while finding a few promising chunks of iron. I went out the next morning with a plan …

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Chicago Street Iron

“Chicago Street Iron” is a composition of nine street prints made around the city of Chicago during the Spring of 2018. It includes antique, unique, and common covers in the neighborhoods of Wicker Park, Bucktown, Irving Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, and downtown. I started out by taking photos of the specific covers I wanted …

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Richard’s Corner

I’ve made a few prints of this cover in Bucktown, Chicago. I believe it’s an old coal hole cover dating back to the late 1800s to early 1900s and it reads “Richards & Kelly Co. Chicago, Illinois.” The small circles would have been glass inserts allowing the light to shine down into the basement when …

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