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Urban Artifacts: Phase 2

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Urban Artifacts: Phase 2

 

Urban Artifacts: Phase 2

Urban Aetifacts: Phase 2

 

 

 

 

 

Urban artifacts:phase 1

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Yellow spear – found outside City Tech near/on Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

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Abandoned cigarette- found outside City Tech near/on Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

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Underground entrance- found outside City Tech near/on Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

The first image looks like a spear, with a circular decoration on it. It’s more of a geometric. I think that gas lid object came from building a gas lid then it got painted over. The second image is a abandoned cigarette. It’s geometric, and organic. This object came from someone who finished their cigarette. The third image looks like a underground lid. Down below is the sewer or maybe possibly a secret underground construction site. I think it’s geometric.

A worker smoking his/her cigarette was working to create what was underneath the gas lid, and  the big rectangular yellow lid was probably some sort of entrance linked to what’s under the yellow gas lid. As time passed, these lid started to age, and they soon started to get involved with others that painted and decoration all over it as well as the nature of the world.

Working hours: 3pm-4pm

 

Our shared Google Map

Urban Artifacts: Phase 2

Urban Artifacts: Phase 1

All the objects left on the ground of our busy city are there for a reason. Each little object that people just walk over has much more to it than we think. That tipped over water bottle. Why was it there? Right next door to a school? Across the street from a park. Perhaps a student was at the park playing his or her favorite sport and once finished, sat in front of the building before going into class to get a drink of water. That unopened straw found on the corner of a store, could have multiple possibilities of what happened. Maybe someone was coming out of the store with a drink and before they could open the straw, they dropped it without noticing. Now lastly, the pen cap. Usually we keep our pens in our book bag or pocket. So how did this person lose a pen cap? Perhaps they were walking somewhere while writing? Maybe as a person was talking out a pen from their pocket, the cap caught onto the pants and just fell off. There are endless possibilities as how how a bottle, a straw and a pen cap could be left on the ground.

Shared Google Maps here

urban artifacts phase 2

Urban Artifacts: Phase 2

Hours worked on this project: 3 hours

Urban Artifacts: Phase 1

Shared Google Map

 

When I walk around New York City, litter tends to be a very commonly seen object as I pass by. However, today will be different because of a curiosity as to how it got there in the first place. For instance, it puzzles me as to how that pigeon died. It could have died from old age, poisonous food, or even murder by another creature. Then there’e the M&M cup, which seems to be completely intact despite being tossed to the ground and neglected. I wonder if it went through the same events that most food packages go through in being opened, used and eventually thrown away. It must have gone through a different course of events from the broken fingernail. I imagine that a great amount of care and effort went into it for the fingernail to have been left on the floor looking like it just came off someone’s hand. Either way, it’s interesting to think of how these objects have reached their current situations.

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