Culture on the Cheap
Quicklink: Asphalt Archeology
Filed under: 11211, Brooklyn, New York City, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Yours truly is constantly fascinated by the curiosities to be found while pounding this city’s pavement (such as the imprint of a toilet seat, at left, which can be found on Grand Street). In fact, I have a category on this site dedicated to just this phenomenon: urban artifacts.
For the previous reasons I found the following project by an artist named Mike Mission rather fun. Its name is Asphalt Archeology and as its name suggests it is a visual record of objects embedded in our city’s streets. The objects depicted range from the mundane (such as various pieces of scrap metal) to the decidedly more esoteric, e.g.; cutlery (a knife fork and spoon have been recorded), lamp fixtures, and a lock. In any case, I found it to be a fun time waster and wanted to pass it along here.
P.S.: Special thanks goes out to Walking & Typing for bringing this bit of neatness to my attention!