“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 to print. I then digitized them on the computer and explored different compositions and color studies.
After a couple of weeks, I decided on the layout and color palette. The next month and a half was spent on the streets, cleaning, painting, printing, and planning each layer.
This piece was part of a One Wall installation at Jackson Junge Gallery in Wicker Park and currently on display for during ArtPrize at Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids.
Original Artwork made directly from utility covers in Chicago, IL.