Leftovers: The Last Streetcar Sites
I have spent May 2017-May 2018 working with the archives of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, seeking out historic images and then trying to locate in them in today's landscape. My focus was the remaining locations of various sites pertaining to the now defunct Baltimore City streetcar system. Once one of the most extensive transit systems in the world with over 400 miles of track, the streetcars were taken out in 1963 and replaced by the current bus routes or nothing at all. The 39 watercolor collages in this series chronicle the only parts of the system that remain today— mostly waiting stations, powerhouses and monuments.
In addition to the collages, this project consists of a printed 65-page catalogue of the sites so viewers can take a self guided tour if they are so motivated. I collaborated with local historian, Deb Weiner who edited my informational text on each location's history. In May 2018, I had a show at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum where the public was invited to flip through the catalogues, view the watercolors in person and ride streetcars.