Artist Nick Gilmore printed the streets of downtown Miami during Downtown Art Days 2015 with a steamroller; the works are on view at Turn-Based Press.
A steamroller navigates within the boundaries of a major commercial development zone, printing paper impressions of the streets along its path. Crumbling asphalt, utility covers, traffic signals, cement patchwork all characterize the area and its history in a way mostly ignored; easily disregarded. The impressions will tell the narrative of the place as it exists that very moment. A rutted road or cracked sidewalk takes on a different presence when transferred into a form embossed into paper. This Paper Pavement is displayed as a record and reflection of a city on the cusp of transformation.