Project: Manhole

 

MANHOLE

Working on a limited edition print series of manhole covers and through hands-on application of rubbing wax on fabric, work is then transformed into one of a kind prints.

The manhole cover has become my printing plate. I travel around neighborhoods to search out different covers. Sometimes I print the entire cover, and sometimes I reproduce elements from cover design.


You might be wondering, what is wax rubbing? It’s the process of rubbing black pigment over the entirety of the circular iron plate, tracing the manhole cover onto a single sheet of paper.

In the world before photography and scanners, rubbing was one of the few ways to transfer some kinds of art and craft work from one medium to another.

Each original print tells a story. Wear of plate exposed to natural bits, creates its own magic.

ATLANTA MANHOLE 1
Original print on 8.5 x 11 card stock paper, using screen printing ink. Shipped and ready to be framed.

$25.00 Signed Limited Edition Print*
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(frame not included)

ATLANTA MANHOLE 2
Original print on 8.5 x 11 card stock paper, using screen printing nk. Shipped and ready to be framed.

$25.00 Signed Limited Edition Print*
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(frame not included)


AT&T more photos »
- Size 37.6"x45" (100% Cotton)
- Wax Rubbing of a manhole cover
- Print size 28"x28"
- Three 1/2" gold metal grommets

$115 Signed Limited Edition Print*
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ATL NETWORKS more photos »
- Size 38"x45" (100% Cotton)
- Wax Rubbing of a manhole cover
- Print size 35"x34"
- Three 1/2" gold metal grommets

$115 Signed Limited Edition Print*
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ATL COM more photos »
- Size 37.5"x37.5" (100% Cotton)
- Wax Rubbing of a manhole cover
- Print size 30"x30"

$90.00 Signed Limited Edition Print*
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