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  • apocalyptic archaeology

    Apocalyptic Archaeology features works that are depictions of a ruined world. The works are meditations on the brevity of life, and reveal the awareness of passing time, erosion and decay, and the ultimate deterioration of manmade artifacts, such as architecture, interiors, and landscapes.
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  • dreams and memories

    Dreams and Memories includes works that explore the intangible and inescapable realm of the psyche. The artists pose questions about the nature and meaning of recalled experiences, and about the way in which dreams and memories intersect and even morph from one level of consciousness to another.
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  • voyeurs/provocateurs

    Voyeur/Provocateurs includes subversively witty scenes-satirical commentaries on art, culture, and politics. These works make the viewer into Peeping Toms that spy on secret scenes.
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  • unnatural nature

    Unnatural Nature features work by artists that recreate natural environments using artificial materials and found objects which fool us into believing they are real places.view

category:  Apocalyptic Archaeology
Canal St. Cross-Section     Street Level (detail view)
Canal St. Cross-Section

I wanted to build a miniature that resembled a core sample of a Manhattan street. After working on it for eighteen months--the result was Canal St. Cross-Section. The top level of the piece is a street scene which has a subway entrance that draws the viewer to the two subway levels below. Each level has intersecting side views, for a total of four different subway environments.

 

http://www.alanwolfson.net

http://www.alanwolfson.net/canal_st_cross_section.htm

Materials: 

Plastics;  acrylic and styrene

Brass rods 

wood

electrical components