Parachute Jump Mug
I've once heard it said that New York is a city with it's back to the sea. When you're in Manhattan the ocean could't feel farther away, but in Coney Island, it's literally right there. This mug depicts the Parachute Jump, which was built for the Worlds Fair at Flushing Meadows, and was then moved to Steeplechase amusement park. The park is long gone, but the jump still stands there today, You can still go the the boardwalk and the beach though, and many New Yorkers do. You can almost smell the salt water, along with your coffee. 3.5" x 3" diameter
The City Mug series were part of a body of work that I sold on the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn as souvenirs. As objects I wanted them to speak of the city that they depicted, and be more than just some knick-knack that a tourist picked up on the street in the Big Apple. Now, several years later this mug represents part of a limited series.