Hubcap (Street Shorts)

hubcap2.jpgShe makes hubcap wreaths. Spends the whole year collecting them, one at a time, picked up from the side of the road all over the city. Cuts holly and leyland cyprus branches in December and weaves them through the holes. Ties them with ribbons she finds in the garbage after major holidays — you know, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day. Sells the finished wreaths to commuters hurrying home who suddenly realize oh my god it’s already December, so she can buy her monthly train passes for the coming year. So she can get places. Although she has nowhere to go. (See more Street Shorts here.)