Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fire Sprinkler Thingamaging

I had an art professor in college who was terrible. But one project she had us do was drawings of water pipes and etchings of manhole covers. She was interested in the ways people control water. I have to admit, the project stuck with me, and I continue to be fascinated with pipes and plumbing systems. This fire sprinkler system is in the theater building at Long Island University in downtown Brooklyn.


Friday, April 21, 2017

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

This one at the corner of the LIU campus on Flatbush Ave. and Fleet St., in Downtown Brooklyn.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Rebecca and Jacqueline

I've been back to figure drawing for the first time in, like, two years. My usual drawing studio, Minerva Durham's Spring Street Studio, which has relocated to Broome St. and is now known as Minerva's Studio. It was good to get back to doing this sort of work.

Jacqueline:









Rebecca:











Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Concrete Scraper

This machine is apparently a concrete floor scraper. For when you need to scrape a concrete floor. Outside the Empire Stores development in DUMBO.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Test Header

This fixture is called a test header. It's used to test the water flow in a building's fire sprinkler system. This one is located on the back of a Home Depot in Gowanus.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Itasca

A 1970's era Itasca motorhome. At first I thought it was 'Xtasca' because of the funky '70s font, but it's 'Itasca,' a division of Winnebago. This RV is a mystery to me. It's in my neighborhood, and has been parked in the same spot for the near-three years I've lived here without being ticketed or towed. It is right by a big church, so maybe it belongs to them and the local cops know and so leave it alone? But that church has a huge parking lot, so why wouldn't it be parked in there? Strange.