NYC Subway Pollution Ink
NYC Subway Pollution Ink

8 prints in one set of the index cards

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Collecting process 72nd St.
Collecting process 72nd St.

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NYC Subway Pollution Ink
NYC Subway Pollution Ink

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NYC Subway Pollution Ink
NYC Subway Pollution Ink

8 prints in one set of the index cards

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The Great Lakes Pollution Awareness 

This is a Great Lakes pollution awareness project I did as a research assistant for Prof. Heather Davis at Eugene Lang College. The project will be displayed at the Plastic Heart exhibition at the University of Toronto in September 2021.

 

In the beginning, I researched the history of pollution in the Great Lakes and NYC areas and how it affected people and the environment. Using the research findings, me and my professors decided on the idea of creating a pollution-based ink from dust and soot from NYC subway stations.

 

The collection process (for the soot and dust) took 3 months with myself going to subway stations around city. Afterwards, I conducted extensive research and various experimentation to create the ink. Then, using the ink, I designed and hand-printed the index cards..

The content of the index cards was written by Prof. Heather and Prof. Kirsty Robertson. They detail the history and background of the Great Lakes and its pollution .