Author: Valentina Maxwell-Tansley



Paper, cardboard, watercolour

What lies beneath our feet? The tags left behind on the street provides clues. Water, electricity, gas… or something else? Many are marked and named but cannot be read. What exactly is beneath some of these trap doors? Are the tags still relevant? Do the pipes still run, or are these markers obsolete? Rarely noticed, often ignored, these metal tags provide clues about the men who left them. What are their stories? Some lived on streets nearby, many are nameless, but all have left their mark.