“Borough of Manhattan”
National Post Card Week 2012
National Post Card Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of May. I correspond with almost two-hundred post card pen pals in The United States and abroad. Each year I choose one of my sculptures or art happenings to be reproduced as a post card for NPCW. This year’s image is the third in a black and white series:
2010 featured Art Carney as Ed Norton emerging from a sewer.
2011 a Ford Water Meter Pit Cover is based on my original dark room developed photo.
2012 is a portrait of myself in front of my sculpture relief. Ed Norton worked in the NYC Sewers and my “Borough of Manhattan,” is based on an actual New York City Grate. Text on the frontispiece:
Manhole Cover Aficionado, aka
“The Grate Lady,” Bobbi creates
paper works and sculptures of
water covers and manhole covers.
1994 A Banner Year for:
“Borough of Manhattan.”
It complimented The New York
Hall of Science’s summer theme:
“Deciphering the Secrets of New
York City’s Hidden Infrastructure.”
“Borough of Manhattan” was
selected for The National
Association of Women Artists’
Permanent Collection at the
Zimmerli Art Museum: Rutgers U.
Campus in New Brunswick, N J USA.
The Grateworks Collection for National Postcard Week is displayed under my bio/about.
Bobbi Mastrangelo- Postcards -“The Grate Works” -transforms manhole covers, sewers and grates into artistic streets capes.
Contact me if you wish to purchase a signed 2012 postcard.
20 thoughts on “Bobbi Mastrangelo’s 2012 NPCW Post Card”
Thank you for the NPCW Card and your “Grate Works” packet.
I hope you continue to enjoy making art and post cards.
Here are mine for 2012: A self portrait with a quote from Robert Browning’s Epilogue to “Asolanddo,” a Jack Rabbit, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of John Glenn’s Orbit and Aloha Post Office Centennial.
All the Best,
Thank you for your postcards!!! Both of us like their unusual photos,etc. You continue to be a person of success!!!
Port Jefferson NY
My twin brother John and I always look forward to your latest grate, great works of art. Cheers!
Cal Tech: Pasadena CA
Thanks for post cards based on your fascinating Manhole Cover Projects. What a collection of them I am gathering here at the Institute of American Deltiology.
Donald R. Brown
I got your post card last week.
Mailed all mine yesterday.
And of course the manhole artist selection stood out. 🙂
Many thanks for your e-mail. Yes I did get your NPCW and do enjoy it very much. You’re doing a great job with your post cards and they have a great place in my collection.
How’s the weather down in your area. Did you get any tornadoes this spring? Up here it keeps beeing a bit too chilly this month of May.
Best Regards and God Bless,
Thanks so much for the package of postcards.
Glad to see you’re still doing your “grate” works.
Author: “Manhole Covers”
Here is a comment from a fellow Post Card Pen Pal
regarding our fascinating hobby:
It has been a great NPCW for me. How about you?
Lots of fun. It is great to send and receive cards.
Shame it doesn’t happen more often.
The cards this year have been exceptional.
Many very talented artist in our midst.
I tried, but its impossible to choose a favorite.
Grandmother of Peyton Roi List,
I always think of you whenever I see a grate. Thursday we saw on the news that folks were stealing grates.Then on Friday, the weather man reported that grates aren’t as heavy in the south as in the north. He said heavy rains caused them to float. My husband questioned that. But both times I thought of you.
Congratulations on the Post Card of you with “Borough of Manhattan!” Classic! I LOVE IT!!!!!!
and Water Purity Advocate
St. James NY
The “Borough of Manhattan brings back many memories-
Will keep the post card on my desk.
Solivita in Central Florida
Does “Borough of Manhattan” trigger any memories for you?
Share them and I will send you a post card.
As always, I really liked your NPCW cards. They are always so interesting and unique.
Post Card Pen Pal
From Arizona USA
I see you are still a “Grate Lady.”
You have made manhole art a very interesting hobby.
Thanks for your NPCW Cards.
NPCW Pen Pal from Indiana
Thanks for “Grate” and fun post cards.
Mary Ann Stanfield, Treasurer
San Jose Post Card Club
Thanks for the great and fun post cards.
Mary Ann Stanfield,
San Jose Post Card Club, Treasurer
As usual, your 2012 post card is most interesting.
Long Time NPCW Pen Pal
Penns Park PA
You look exactly the same as in the postcard picture…it’s amazing. What is your secret?
Novel Book Club Friend
Solivita in Central Florida
Loved your cards. Very interesting. I will never look at grate works the same way again.
Sad to say, my mother Valeria Wolfe passed away in April of this year. She was not ill-fell asleep and did not wake up. She was funny, witty and loved CA. And how she enjoyed her many collections from post cards to succulents.
She was an amazing person, an exhibition polka dancer, a traveler (got to visit all 50 states) and she really enjoyed the roller coaster.
From the post cards you send,
I figure you also have a full and fun life.
Daughter of Valeria Wolfe
NPCW Pen Pal