Friday, April 29, 2016

Honda C70

This was parked in the same spot by the archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO for over a week. Yesterday it was gone. Hopefully its rightful owner took it! I liked the way the warm yellow of the bike popped against the cold stone of the bridge.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mobile Boiler

Mobile Boiler, East 11st Street between 1st and 2nd Ave. It's been there at least a year or more.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

FDR Drive

At the end of East 29th Street is a beautifully designed park, with an urban farm where an adjacent restaurant grows its own produce. The only bad thing about the park is that this is the view it affords; the FDR drive.And the urban farm vibe is pretty compromised by the sound of city traffic. Fortunately for me, I really dig drawing mechanical, industrial, and infrastructural things, like the backs of traffic signs.

In retrospect, I maybe should have put some cars in there. Without traffic, it sort of looks like that show "Life After People."

Monday, April 4, 2016

Intrepid Propeller

This is one of the propellers from the U.S.S. Intrepid. It's on display near the entrance to the ship/museum, though it's sort of haphazardly installed at the rear of a parking lot, far from the actual entrance, and without any sort of signage or anything. I spent about an hour on it and had just finished it up when a security guard came over to kick me out of an empty parking lot.

Since there's nothing in the sketch to indicate scale, the Intrepid website says that this propeller is fifteen feet in diameter.