Maps for My Father, 5 of 7: “Manhattan/1981″

This is part of a series of maps of my late father, Newton Hunt. My dad was nearly blind, and read Braille.

In 1981, the year I was born, my parents and I lived at the corner of West 93rd St. and Columbus Avenue in New York.

Dad and Po 10 Dec 1981
Hello

In white ink, you can see piano string lengths as my dad was a piano technician, working with Steinway, Yamaha, the Metropolitan Opera, and a variety of colorful private clients..!

And who doesn’t love a good water tower?

Mixed media, 2017

8″x10″, $125

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Maps for My Father, 6 of 7: “Rutgers/New Jersey”

This is part of a series of maps of my late father, Newton Hunt. My dad was nearly blind, and read Braille.

In 1988, we moved to New Brunswick, NJ where he worked in the music department at Rutgers University.

(Very) mixed media,* 2017

If you REALLY want to know, it’s foam board, oil and acrylic, spray paint, graphite, white ink, iron-on letter R, and fabric puff paint for the Braille.

8″x10″, $150

Plate Tectonics: “Krakatoa/1883”

The Plate Tectonics series explores something that fascinates me.  Seriously, look it up. It’s rad.

Krakatoa is a volcano in Indonesia that lies at the convergent boundary between the Eurasian and Indo-Australian tectonic plates.  This is a subduction zone where the the more massive plate forces the other underneath it.

The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) destroyed over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera.

Why the Braille again?  In doing the Maps for My Father series, I discovered that I dig it.

Mixed media; 2017

11″x14″, $225