barton lewis

fine art

"Relay" boxes are large, green containers into which postal workers deposit mail in New York City. Street artists slap tag or sticker bomb them, spray paint them with graffiti or mark them up with other media, while time and the organic processes of decay further transform them into densely layered, visually arresting surfaces.

US postal relay box no. 22, New York City US postal relay box no. 65, New York City US postal relay box no. 19, New York City
US postal relay box no. 38, New York City US postal relay box no. 44, New York City US postal relay box no. 46, New York City
US postal relay box no. 57, New York City US postal relay box no. 9, New York City US postal relay box no. 58, New York City
US postal relay box no. 2, New York City US postal relay box no. 26, New York City US postal relay box no. 35, New York City
US postal relay box no. 63, New York City