Ghosts on the Streets - NYC
these lines depict the everyday routes of bicycle couriers in new york city. as a courier, we’re on the grind in all weather conditions, all day, all year round. the miles we travel each day give us a fast paced visual view of the city that is unparalleled in its perspective. flying through traffic, ducking through yellow lights, one minute we’re there, the next minute we’re gone.
i have chosen to use these lines to simply display a visual outline of our daily lives while moving through the grid that is new york city. each map consists of five pieces of plexiglass corresponding to the five days of the business week, each layer representing a single day; from the ride into the city, to each individual pick-up and drop-off, all the way to the roll back over the bridge. i hope that by viewing these pieces, you may for just a moment, get a glimpse of the trace we leave behind as ghosts on the street.