The extension of the Northwestern Elevated Railroad in Chicago (also known as the Red Line) that opened in 1922 is being replaced with a new structure. I let the graffiti artists loose on it while the new structure was being built. I wanted to hide the actual messaging so the viewer can focus on the visual aesthetics of the writing so it’s in a foreign language.
This is part of a series of drawings of Chicago alleys, drawn in India ink on Arches 300 pound hot-pressed water color paper with a Rapidograph pen. Coloring was done with Faber Castel Pitt markers. These markers use India ink which use pigment instead of dye ensuring color fastness and resistance to ultraviolet light.
This drawing is shipped matted and ready to frame as shown using archival materials.
ink on Arches 300# hot pressed