Manhole Art Venerates Common Street Hardware

In sculpture relief and embossed prints on handmade paper, The Manhole Artist captures the essence of utility covers in their urban environments.

Buckeye 1 (1985)

sculpture relief 19.5″ x 25.5″ x 1.5″
A sidewalk scene with a hand hole water cover forged in an Ohio Foundry

Save Water (1988)

mixed media sculpture relief 54″ x 42″ x 4″

Metropolitan Cover (1997)

sculpture relief 48″ x 36″ x 5″
Based on a sidewalk scene near The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Borough of Manhattan - 1986
Borough of Manhattan (1986)

36″ x 48″ x 3″
National Association of Women Artists Permanent Collection, Zimmerli Art Museum

City of Orlando (2011)

sculpture relief 48″ x 31″ x 3″
Based on a scene in Loch Haven Park near The Orlando Museum of Art.

Three Sewer Hitter (1995)

sculpture relief 34″ x 30″ x 4″
Tribute to the city streets form of baseball. A home run hit was the distance of three sewers.

When the People Care (2000)

Anti-Litter Poem composed by Bobbi
Mastrangelo 1986, founded C L E A N Beautification Group: in St. James, NY.

Water Service (1985)

sculpture relief 19.5″ x 25.5″ x 1.5″
collagraph handmade paper 24 x 30 unframed
The blue street mark out: WS stands for Water Service

Blue Bell (1998)

Embossment on handmade paper 24″ x 30″ framed
Based on the hexagonal design of the Bell System Manhole Cover
Acquired by Women in the Arts, Orlando for their permanent Collection

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