***REMINDER*** Yesterday’s auction ends tonight at 7pm cst! Go to the previous post and place your bids!
For the 5th Day of Christmas I bring you “kings and crumbs” - 16 x 22 (17.5 x 23.5 framed)-
Collage and oil on canvas; framed in oak
Retail price: $875
CURRENT BID: $400
To make a bid, post your offer in the comments of the previous post(So that everyone can participate the staring bid will be $0). Please bid in increments of $50. Bidding will end tonight at 7pm cst.
Please message me if you have any questions about this piece, my process, or my work.
If you don’t win stay tuned as I will continue to post a new piece daily at a discounted price for 12ish days to thank all of the people that have made this year so extraordinary. Local pick up or drop off and shipping is available for all work. All pieces are oil paint and collage on hand built and stretched canvas framed in reclaimed woods. As always thank you so much and have a wonderful holiday and a Merry Christmas.
🚀 NYC Wood Water Tower 🚀
How have I never noticed these? 🤔
Water towers in New York are everywhere. Just look up and you’ll notice round, wooden structures on the top of New York buildings that look like ancient relics from the past that were accidentally left there. The water towers in New York might look old and yes, they are, but they encompass the past, present, and most likely the future.
As New Yorkers reached for the skies in the 1800’s, water towers became an intricate part of the buildings’ framework. As buildings grew taller than 6 stories, the main water infrastructure couldn’t handle the water pressure. Water towers were needed to move water safely to the 7th floor and above.
Although they looks like remnants of the past, they are still very much in use today.
Using gravity to help supply the water pressure, water is fed to pipes throughout the building, providing water for everyday use like showers and drinking, as well as extinguishing a fire.
The water tank works similar to a toilet. As the water level recedes from use, a float valve will allow more water in, refilling the tank. The water is pumped up from the basement using electric pumps.
The tanks hold about 10,000 gallons of water (37,854 liters), with a reserve for emergency use. It’s a simple concept that has little changed throughout the century.
This system may be “old” but it sure is reliable. About 15,000 buildings still use this system today. As you look up to the rooftops to marvel at this simple, yet “green”, part of New York City’s past and present with more appreciation, you will start seeing them everywhere. And don’t be fooled by those fancy, decorative brick structures on the tops of buildings. They have a water tower treasure hidden inside them.
A challenge was laid by Alan Stone to run to all the active pillar trig points in Cardiff, there are 5 in total and I had only ever knowingly been to two of them, so off I went. Turned out to be a lot on road, which I didn’t enjoy, traffic was quite sketchy along all the lanes and I spent a lot of time running through puddles in the gutter. I underestimated how tired I am which I felt going through Rumney and Lisvane, they’re hilly areas! I only got lost twice, the first trying to find Llisfaen Mast and the second time in the woods behind my house! It had got dark by then and of course I did not take my head torch, doh!
I’ll do this again in the summer when the trails are hard and not muddy/boggy so I can wear road trainers. It was nice running around Cardiff and I always like to go through areas to explore. But for now, Alan’s record time of 4:31:49 can remain intact! 🏃♂️🗻🛣 .