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Hidden City: Unearthing Kevin Sudeith's Urban Petroglyphs : Slideshow

The artist carves images of spacecraft, helicopters and airplanes on boulders around New York.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

WNYC
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Wherever he goes -- whether it's California, New York, or North Dakota -- Sudeith draws objects related to air and space travel: helicopters, airplanes and even the Space Shuttle (shown above).
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On a rock in the vicinity of New York City, Sudeith has carved an image of an NYPD helicopter. Aircraft, he says, are an omnipresent part of our physical environment.
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Though satellites can't be seen from earth, Sudeith includes them because he says that no matter where he goes, he knows they are there.
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After Sudeith completes a carving, he paints it, then covers it in a wet of piece of paper -- resulting in printed impressions like the one above. This is from a carving of a satellite in Colorado.
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In his Brooklyn studio, Sudeith has impressions of carvings of a moose and a single floating astronaut. His images are a mix of the earthy and the hypertechnological.
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One of his carvings from the New York area: an image of a hot-air balloon, made in 2009.
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An astronaut attached to a clutch of balloons, a hydroplane and a jet -- all from the New York area.
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An impression of the Space Shuttle hanging in Sudeith's studio.
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A carving of a C-5, a military transport plane -- used in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other conflicts.
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An image of the Gemini capsule, from a project Sudeith did in northern California.
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A boulder carved by Sudeith in Colorado. Some of these he does by invitation. Others are on the fly.

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