Graphite on paper
12"h x 9"w
New York City sidewalks, like so many urban pathways, are littered with black spots of chewing gum. An individual selection of these gum spots is preserved here as graphite rubbings on white paper. The act of kneeling on a crowded street to make an impression of someone's tossed chewing gum is a recognition of both the individual human presence and the experience of anonymity in the city. From several hundred rubbings, 12 are included in the final series.