2015, Century plate lithography prints, 24'' by 17''
These prints were inspired by my time spent in New York City visiting my sister in Crown Heights. When I created these prints, I meditated on the relationship between architectural form and the communities that reside within them. I asked myself how these spaces impact their inhabitants and how do they inspire the formation of their cities?
These prints introduce people as compositional form as I noticed the parallel lines of people on the escalators in Penn Station in New York City. The metro stations are focal to NYC and depend on the concordance of their structure and commuters. Each time I visited my sister I would always stop to observe people in Penn Station as they ascended and descended the escalators systematically. They’d all watch the holding pens as they’d wait for their train's track number to be announced, before rushing to their appropriate platforms.
I’ve noticed people within their contextual spaces, in Penn Station or in more unusual intersections around the metro stations such as the Kingston Avenue Station in Crown Heights. Within these prints, I accentuate the lines of people that never depart from their parallel composition in Penn Station’s escalators.