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Dubbhe Phadd series on paper, New York, 2019

Geography of street numbering

In the U.S. a lot of cities prefer numerical navigation. NYC has been one of the first one to apply this rule:
it set a precedent for spatial logic and efficiency that many American cities came to follow—roughly half of them.

It has been an effort to satisfy the utilitarian desire for spatial legibility by making it harder to get lost, even in a city where one had never been before.

That's why the city’s systematic grid of numbered streets and avenues reduces navigation to elementary mathematics.

"Dubbhe Phadd 1", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 2", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 3", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 4", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 5", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 6", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 7", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 9", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 9", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 10", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 11", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 12", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 13", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 14", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 15", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 16", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

"Dubbhe Phadd 17", color tape & acrylic on paper 31 x 23 cm - 12" x 8", USA, 2019

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