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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Under the L

“Under the L” is an amalgam of ten utility cover prints made under and around the Chicago Transit L tracks. Each print represents the specific line by corresponding colors and location.  Original Artwork made directly from utility covers in Chicago, IL.

Hartman Foundry

I made a single print of this cover the first time I came to Grand Rapids. I went back to this same location in July where there are three covers in a row each with their own unique nuances, but all using the same markings. The story behind this particular foundry and design is awesome! …

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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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Chicago Water System

The Chicago water system played an important role in the city’s history and the development of the infrastructure. If you take a look down while you’re waking, you’ll see the different styles, patterns, and fonts used over the past century. Some are square, most are round, a few are rectangles. There are meter covers, hatch covers, …

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