Gotham Instant Fossil: American Express Card
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Wooden piece, Metal piece
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Rusted can
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Cap of beer
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Red plastic cap
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Green plastic cap
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Penny, broken bottle, Clip
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Broken hook, Gum wrapper
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Film package, Nail, Penny, Clip
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Plastic knife, Wooden stick
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Plastic piece, Rubber piece, Metal piece
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil: Blue plastic cap, Plastic piece
21 x 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm)
Archival pigment on photo paper
Gotham Instant Fossil is a simple reminder of the stories told by something we literally see every day, without once attending to: the ground underneath our own feet. Every day, a million small things fall to the streets of New York City, lost, broken, or abandoned. When the summer sun warms the crosswalks of busy intersections, the asphalt softens and begins to accept these objects; in other seasons, they might be ground into the surface by the pressure of truck tires and heavy machinery. For a two-year window before the street is next resurfaced, they form instant fossils, a spontaneous collective monument to our times.

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