- Urban Ghosts
Elevating lost materials from industrial by-products to works of fine art.
- We create sandblasted wall hangings, from oldreclaimed wood and iron forms that we find within the city of Boston. In theprocess of manufacturing forged iron railings, the iron is sandblasted to giveit a smooth uniform finish, while the plywood that lays beneath the ironworkbecomes a bas-relief of the design. We are fascinated by the delicate andsubtle etching that the sandblasting creates on the aged, rough, utilitarianplywood, that reveal the strength and grace of the ironwork.The process becomes a convergence of two urban ghosts,which, begins to reveal the story behind their existence, and strikes a balancebetween delicate articulated craft and the roughness and idiosyncrasy thatcomes with age. Through this project we will exploreand create new lives for these discarded materials, allowing them to take onthe spirit and history of the city’s architecture. Our goal is to elevate theselost materials from industrial by-products to works of fine art.