The Gift of a Rubbing. A photo of a utility cover can be taken
while standing. But a rubbing requires kneeling, securing the
paper and careful rubbing with a crayon. Rubbing conditions
may be challenging, especially when the sidewalk is nitty-
gritty. Therefore I consider a rubbing a special gift.
Bruce Laird is a talented artist who sent me this rubbing of
a gas cover that he did in Antibes France.
I researched possible settings for this Gas Cover and decided
to surround it with antique pavers. Bruce Laird’s Gift of a
Rubbing inspired my sculpture relief called “Gaz.”