Narrator: Have you ever rubbed a crayon over a piece of paper that’s laying on top of a leaf or a penny? You end up with a rubbing--a kind of scratchy, patchy image of whatever’s underneath. That’s what the artist, Sari Dienes, did here - except with ink on a roller. What do you think she was rolling over? Here are some sounds to give you a clue.
What do you think? Sounds like a busy street corner to me!
Sari’s idea was to make an artwork from something people hardly ever look at closely – the sidewalk. See all the little circles? You’ll find those on sidewalks in New York City – they’re a kind of window to let light into the basements of buildings. What else do you see? Cracks? A manhole cover? Turns out there’s a whole lot of interesting things under our feet. When you leave the Museum today, check out the sidewalk and see if you can spot some of these shapes!