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

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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

Maps for My Father, 4 of 7: “Astoria/Queens”

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

In the 70’s, my dad lived in Astoria, where he made use of his skills as a piano technician, working with Steinway, Yamaha, the Metropolitan Opera, and a variety of colorful private clients..!

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My dad, NYC fashion icon.

Mixed media; 2017

8″x10″, $125

Maps for My Father, 1 of 7: “716th/Eleanor Hunt”

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

This is based on a photo of my grandmother, Eleanor Hunt, at the 716th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  I’m guessing this was the 1930s or 1940s.

Unfortunately, this one sold before I photographed the final product!  So here is Eleanor, in progress.