Mar 12, 2007

Tonka Toy


Yun and I have still been searching for a new apartment. With all the over building that is going on in the New York city area, you'd think it would be easy. Well it's not. There are way too many billion dollar condos going up everywhere. They all seem to be half empty. Who is buying these freaking joints. We go way out into Brooklyn to junky neighborhoods and even there they are asking for a million bucks to live in a cardboard box. I know we will find something. It's just very frustrating. I did this drawing using a new grey magic marker. I used it to give a sense of depth.

10 comments:

brian nelson said...

I really like this one. Very Cool.

ksklein said...

this one is very nice. i like the use of the bright colors in front and the grey parts in the back.

good luck with your apartment search. we were living in a tiny apartment in the center of munich. it is very hard here as well to find something bigger and "affordable" too. after 2 years of intensive search, and just after we had decided that we should search in other areas as well, we found a wonderful apartment just around the corner. :) so good luck with your search.

shula said...

Apartment hunting. It seems to be one of those Universal Problems.

I get very depressed by it. Even though I might know I don't have to live in some hideous box with no light in the kitchen, just the thought that somebody will is enough to distress me.

Good luck. The apartment is out there waiting for you. All you have to do is wade through acres of shit to find it.

Tommy Kane said...

You're right. We live in a wonderful apartment right now. We feel it's time to be in a more wonderful apartment. It will happen.

Ana Banana said...

yes, NYC must be the only place where cardboard boxes on street corners are renting for a mere 1k a month. I think it might be easier being homeless in NYC...in springtime. Just find a bench and you and YUn can park there for a while. Winter time, you can find one of those heated subway vents. I tried them for a time and they work well for heating the buns.

Plain Jane said...

love the gray background with the color up front. nice!

Bruce said...

I really like this one, Tommy. You make a crane look very interesting.

martha said...

I love the color/B&W mix. Very stunning. Prettiest crane I ever saw!

Jason said...

This is perhaps my favorite piece so far. Although Im just starting to rummage through your blog so this is likely to change.

Your sketches remind me of the stuff my dad would draw when he took me and my sisters to play in the park when I was a child. He would draw trees and their exposed roots eroded from the small stream they sat by.

Ive been enjoying recognising all the locations you sketch around the city. I dont even need to read the description and I can tell where it is.

Mr EJ said...

I really like this. I love the sense that the building equipment takes up more space than what's being built half of the time. The San Francisco Bay Area where I live is crushingly overpriced and unfortunately I have memories of $75k condo's in San Francisco and $300 a month Brooklyn flats so.. Yeah, it's either get richer or face the fact (for me) that my father's income as I grew up would put me in the poor house now. Well, that's actually where I currently reside. Apparently beer has been unaffected by rising real estate pricing. Thank god.