Urban Artifacts: Phase 1

My Discovery

My three urban artifacts that discovered seems to have nothing in common. Unless you put it in a category, “In a use for everyday life”. The three artifacts were a Kit Kat wrapper, Bobby Pin and a piece of plastic. Each artifact has a little bit of history of why it’s been left the place that I found. The Kit Kat wrapper was found near the gas station, it seems like someone ate the chocolate bar and just left the wrapper outside on purpose. Without thinking of throwing it in the garbage can. Or someone in the car, ate the chocolate bar and throw the wrapper out its window. Wrapper itself was not damaged, just wrinkles and the hint of smell stained the inside. Color is red and the Kit Kat logo stands out. Texture is smooth and no stains. The Bobby Pin was found near the City Tech College. It is a bit rusted, like it was being there when it rained. One side of the pin was broken; making the pin sharp and dangerous. Texture is smooth, there is some wavy part of the pin, which it supposes to grip into its hair. Color is black, I have never seen a colored one. The last artifact that I found was this weird shaped plastic. I found it also near the gas station, and it might be some sort of piece it fell off from the car. The color is light green, and the texture is a little bit rough. Since it is plastic and there is one pointed part, it can be dangerous if it pokes people.


Took approximately 5~10min drawing each


Stable Sketches

Sketch #3&4

Stable Sketches
Stable Sketches


Sketch #1&2

Sketch #3&4

Sketch #5&6
Ambiguous Sketches

Discovery: Avatars

Avatar: Barralesleo

What I observe:

  • A deer
  • Deer made with colors in shape
  • White background


  • He probably likes deer a lot
  • If this is his art, he probably like to make art in color shapes
  • White background maybe means he like show himself to people, very honest, nothing to hide.


I choose this avatar is because it attracts my sight when i see through the member list, In this avatar, i saw a deer create with colors in shape, and in front of a blank, white background. The deer shows that he probably likes deer. The deer was create in color shapes, I think if this is his creation, he probably likes to create art like this. And the blank, white background shows that he like to show himself to people, very honest, and nothing to hide.

I can’t really tell that all of my interpretations are correct after I read Barralesleo’s profile. However he does like art.

Avatar of Barralesleo
Avatar of Barralesleo


Urban Artifacts: Phase 1: Discover

My  Discovery

The three artifacts I found are a piece of wood, a flower, and a beer cap.

The first artifact I found is a piece of wood at a corner of the street, its dirty, broken, and brown. It has a rectangular shape with some spikes on it. I guess its part of a chair or table. It breaks off somehow, maybe someone was moving the  chair or table and it bump into something, a piece dropped on the street.

The second artifact I found is a flower in a small garden at the middle of a street. Its small, fresh and pink with five petal. It fell off from its branch not long ago.

The third artifact I found is a beer cap next to a car. Its dirty, rusty, and old. It must be dropped few years ago, and it has been stomp or roll so much times,s o it seems so flat. I think someone drank a beer on the street, he dropped the cap and never picked up.

These three artifacts are all found on the street. The difference between these three things are that, the piece of wood is “wood”, the flower is living thing, and the beer cap is a metal.

Sketches: all sketches took an hour to draw/each sketch took around 5-10 minus to draw.


ambiguous 1

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ambiguous 2



Stable 6

Stable 5

Stable 3

Stable 2

Stable 1