Stencil Graffiti

Today’s watercolor experiment:

Just around the corner from my favorite newsstand (now defunct) I came across an interesting scene behind Grand Central Station in New York City. I love the girders punctuated with rivets. I have been looking around for an old Erector Set™ to build my own, but these days, however everything is made out of plastic. Yuk! I wish I knew the term for that spiral flourish connecting the column with the thing it is supporting. I love that riveted deco look.

This is what I came across behind Grand Central (48th Street):

Watercolor: Graffiti Behind Grand Central Station During Construction

Stencil Graffiti
6″x4″ 140# Mixed Media Paper

I don’t remember if the stenciled graffiti was a temporary panel or a more permanent fixture. But anything graffiti-esque qualifies for my New York Graffiti series.

Here are a couple of photos from my foray behind Grand Central:

Photograph: Graffiti Behind Grand Central Station During Construction

Stencil Graffiti Reference Photo

Photograph: Alternate View of Grand Central Construction

Behind Grand Central, Alternate View

12 thoughts on “Stencil Graffiti

  1. Just to add that I too would love to own one of your pieces. This thread is serendipitous as I was meaning to ask you whether you have them displayed in a gallery/website somewhere to make choosing easier?! Liz

    • Thank you Liz! A website is my goal but I can do a ‘retrospective’ post showing all the sketches. Will be pulling that together. Great idea. Thank you so much for your support and your feedback on my artist’s statement.

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