bric and mortar
In 2011, I assiduously rubbed every inch of wall space in my Red Hook studio in brayer and black etching ink, one year before Hurricane Sandy hit. These brick-by-brick impressions of the walls were later exhibited in the Museo de las Esculturas, Mexico in July 2012 as part of a solo retrospective of my work there (called Retroprospective) creating a life-size paper replica of my studio for visitors.
Three months later, Hurricane Sandy buried this same studio under water, leaving a mud-line four feet high after the floodwaters receded. All the furniture was toppled and many of my presses and supplies, ruined.