Pennsylvania

Philatilities

7 unique prints from antique iron covers on one canvas including phone, electric, gas, and water covers designed and produced in Philadelphia over the past 100 years. When I first started this piece it was 5 degrees out and the ink and brushes were actually freezing as I painted. When I finished, it was 95 degrees …

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Clark’s Foundry

When I made my first print and started this journey, I would have never imagined where it would take me. It’s been almost 11 years since that night and I’ve managed to explore countless cities, alleys, streets, and neighborhoods with limited time, finances, and resources. I’ve captured antique, ornate, and iconic covers in cities and …

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LOVE Park

If you grew up skateboarding in the 90s, you knew about LOVE Park. Nestled just below the shadows of city hall, “JFK Plaza” was coated in smooth, hard, and almost dream-like marble slabs. From the ground to the benches and around the fountain, EVERYTHING was skateable and grindable. Starting in the 80s and into the …

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Keystone

“KT Co.” September 2016 Founded in 1900 the Keystone Telephone Company was the first in the world to install a phone line system. They were bought out in 1945 by Bell System and these covers remain in the streets of Philly. Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in Philadelphia, PA. Back to ArtPrize

East Passyunk

May, 2015 32 x 32″ Ink on canvas Once I heard about the covers that line East Passyunk Avenue in South Philly, I had to go. My buddy Tim came along for his first night mission and we pulled a few full covers and a few of the heads around 11 PM on a Friday …

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Steam No. 2

Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in Philadelphia, PA.  

Simon Scullin

Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in Philadelphia, PA.

U.S.N.Y.

Spent a Sunday morning at FDR skatepark in Philly and decided to drive through the old Navy Yard at the end of Broad Street. It’s not really old anymore. Developers transformed the abandoned grounds and turned it into a thriving business park with many well known corporate headquarters. Since it was Sunday, it was basically empty and we …

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SS

Kept driving around the Navy Yard in Philly trying to stay out of unmarked “no access” zones. We wanted to get as close to the ships as possible and, like clockwork, we find the “SS” right in front of an air craft carrier. It turned out to be the USS John F Kennedy christened on …

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Steam

Found this cover near 21st and South Streets. It was very old and hard to get the ink to stick. We were really excited to see the outcome thinking it was going to read “Philadelphia MEATS” until we realized our spelling was not up to par. Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in Philadelphia, …

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Nation

This was done right in front of Heinz Field. No one bothered us. What a beautiful day! Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in Pittsburgh, PA.

PECO

Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in West Chester, PA.

Lockhart Foundry

Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in West Chester, PA.  

Storm

STORM West Chester, PA Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in West Chester, PA. Back to ArtPrize  

Kris Kross

Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in West Chester, PA.

Triple Layer

We went back to the same spot 3 times for this piece while letting the ink dry and set in between trips. The plan was to create a pattern with the circles. Finished it off with a few brush strokes and a touch of yellow. Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in West …

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4th of July

  “City Inlet No. 2  Clarks Iron FDY Phila”  West Chester, PA July 4, 2015

Ford Water Meter

This was a fun one. Found it walking around town on a Sunday morning and had to go back. Reads “Ford Water Meter Box Co., Wabash IN” We went on a Sunday night and pulled a few shirts. Then went back two days later for the print on canvas. A lady in a moo moo …

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Gas

West Chester, PA March 2011

Phoenix Fire

Made this one around midnight on a Tuesday. The colors and texture were enough to make sitting on the curb for two hours while waiting for the ink to dry well worth it. Good times.                  Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in Phoenixville, PA.

The Phoenix

Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in Phoenixville, PA.

Bird on Fire

Phoenixville, PA has some of the coolest covers I have seen so far. They have the phoenix in flames, Made in USA, and Established 1849. It is an old steel town and one of few in the country that actually poured their own manhole covers. Many of the originals are along the main strip in …

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Bell Systems

“Bell Systems” Philadelphia, PA November 2014

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