“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. This is the second iteration and took about two months to complete. Each print was made directly from a utility cover one stop at a time. In between prints, I unfolded, aligned the registration of the next print, then went to the next location for the following layer. Below shows the order and location of each layer.
Blue Line: Jefferson Park
Brown Line: Montrose
Pink Line: UIC
Orange Line: South Loop
Red Line: Cermack
Green Line: Fulton Market
Check out the video below to see the process.
Original Artwork made directly from utility covers in Chicago, IL.