Waiting on Appeal
posted: May 14, 2009
Here's the first of a series of portraits I'm painting of the plugs I've seen all my life, poking out of the buildings and sidewalks around New York City. I love hardware stores and gadgets and mechanical stuff in general, and all things New York in particular, so these curious little plugs scattered across the city landscape have always attracted me.

They each seem to have their own personality and story; this unlucky fella has been craning his neck out from between the bars of his cell in a neighborhood high school for years, yearning for freedom. He even has an ankle bracelet, poor guy.

I hope he makes it out on appeal!