Urban Artifacts: Phase 1: Discover

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The three artifacts I discovered seem to have kind of a relationship, as each one has a relevancy to the life of a New Yorker, or a “City Person” so to speak.  These three items consist of a Metro card, a Starbucks coffee sleeve, and piece of concrete. Considered, all of these have a connection to the lifestyle of the individual living in the big city. When it comes to shape, the Metro card and the sleeve are of a geometric shape, having corners, edges, and clear, distinguishable straight lines. The piece of concrete however, has an organic shape, having jagged edges, and no distinguishable lines or edges or precise measurements. The concrete definitely stands out more compared to the other two items, as it is a much more detailed and complicated shape. The Metro card and the sleeve were obviously man-made, which is usually the case with most objects with geometric contours. The piece of concrete on the other hand, most likely broke off of a sidewalk (more than likely on the very street i found it), which of course, gives it its organic properties, as it was not intentionally “created” so to speak.

 

Sketches: Each one consisted of approximately 6-7 minutes work time each/ 30 minutes overall

Ambiguous: 

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Stable:

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