Texas to Harlem 2012
Article by Allicette Torres
1940’s apt fuse box. This was my fuse box in Harlem on 122nd St up until 2003(?) and they upgraded all the wiring. The frame was found on the side of the street somewhere in NYC. The screen is from a neighbor in Harlem.
I went through a “heart” phase (still got some pieces in mind still), this is crushed velvet fabric from a store in the Fabric District NYC, the “Heart” wire mesh is from a dumpster on my street in Harlem (reconstruction on a Brownstone) the drill tool is from Austin Tx.
This was a wedding gift, made with Love and my Heart. Too bad it didn’t work out. Put, this piece kick’s ASS! It’s got old 40’s puzzle map of the USA, 1880 barbed wire, old door screen, half a sand dollar I got up in South Carolina, old B&W print of “Just Married” and a letter dated on their wedding day and Old rusted tools and a Angle swing freely.
Its green and big. A building in Harlem was getting a work over and I took the old walling material and shaped it into a heart, went to the Fabric District in NYC and got some shiny green fabric and held it with wire. and there is a wire shooting out as if the heart was shot.