Urban Artifacts: Phase 3

This are the same photos from the previous post. Only difference is that I darken the lines to make it a higher quality.


Took me about 5 minutes

Urban Artifacts: Phase 1

Stable Image

I feel like you can interpret this photo how every you feel. The little tomato at the top means to me that something tragic had to a garden like a storm and that tomato was the only survivor. The grass looks like it’s about life to a new species of tomatoes that unfortunately got caught. The brighter tone and colors compliment this as it feels like a new saga is about to begin. They is a tone of open space in this photo to.

Stable Image

This picture I found very interesting because this look like something you see underwater. Deep in the ocean. The ruff sand texture at the bottom and the dead plants on the side gives me a aquatic feeling. The colors of the plants are very dark but are multi colored.

Ambiguous Image

You can tell by the way one tile is lighter than the other three means this street was worked on ages ago. The tile developed moss in the crack in the middle and the texture of it is very muddy looking. That also spots on from all the rain. A lot grey and square shapes compliment how they looks.

Ambiguous Image

Looks like it was hit by acid and all of its life was drained. You can the brown liquid just eating away at the material leaving crust all over it. While top part looks completely untouched. Meaning someone throw something on to the wall a long ago. This gives the picture lonely vibe combine with the lack on negative space compounds this. This looks like if no has been here for years.

Hours: Took about 2 hours to take pictures and write a story about the pictures.

Urban Artifacts: Phase 4 Deliver

 I thought this project was overall fine, i wish i could have used lines and color, but maybe for i future project i might be able to. This project helped me learn that there are many little details in our environment that we often overlook, but it’s good to stop, and appropriate it once in a while.

I think for this project i could have benefited from working more slowly,  like having more time to design the pictures and really working on it, and moving a bit slower when doing my designs in ink.

For our next project i want to focus more on the design element, and give myself more time with the concept so that i can make it more appealing to look at.  Phase 3       Phase 2      Phase 1     

Urban Artifacts: Phase 4


In my opinions I though this project was kind of cool. I mean it did take a while to finish the project but honestly I though I could’ve been done in a shorter amount of time. Although some parts were unclear to me, I should’ve made more effort to understand some parts of the project. Honestly my planning should’ve ben more on point because I assumed this project was a bit less complex than it actually was but it turns out I was a little bit wrong. I also learned that materials are very important when it comes to some projects that involve thought and precision. I plan to apply what I learned in this project through other projects so I can be more open minded and organized.


Phase 1:  https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/rosenspevackfylcf18/2018/09/05/urban-artifacts-phase-1-8/

Phase 2: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/rosenspevackfylcf18/2018/10/21/urban-artifacts-phase-2-8/

Phase 3: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/rosenspevackfylcf18/2018/10/21/urban-artifacts-phase-3-9/

Urban Artifacts: Phase 3

Short Description: 

This part of the project is related to the previous project because, I’m using the same photos from the previous project. The only difference is that I updated my refined sketches to make it appear more of an inked composition.



I spent about Two Days working on my Inked compositions. It took me two days because I had to think my way through the inked compositions and I also thought about ways to edit the drawing to make it look presentable to the audience and to also feel satisfied with my work.

Urban artifacts: phase 4

Doing this project really made me understand what stable and ambiguous really meant, and also that it can be conveyed in many different ways by different people. it could be sown anywhere, from little things on the street to even buildings on your street. it has also taught me the importance of positive and negative space, placement and contrast.


phase 1

phase 2

phase 3