Named after the Washington Irving nickname for the city of New York, these handmade buildings are a direct response to the place of my birth and home for most of my life. The tall buildings of this metropolis have been a source of inspiration and mystery for me for as long as I can remember.
I recall having encountered the overly heightened structures in dreams and nightmares before becoming aware of them in my waking life. The image of the tall thin building gives me a sense of anxiety and excitement.
These blocks are an homage to the landscape that had a large part in shaping my own character and still do to this day inspire the images and objects I create.
I am offering them up as small Lots of buildings rather than individually. Although I feel that one could hold it's own, they command some more respect as a group. The groups are created all at once and put into a series. Each series is divided into the lots, each lot assigned a number of buildings. Each building is signed with the series, lot and building number on the bottom.
There is no telling how many series will be made. Since it takes a good deal of time to create each building, it is most likely that there will be 1 or 2 series offered in a year. There may or may not be a series 2. That is just the nature of things.
Tis is Lot 1 from Series one and contains 5 buildings. The range of height for the blocks starts at 6" with the tallest being 9". They are all 1.25" squared around. They are all hand painted and totally unique.
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