Capturing the essence of road work or a construction site is what cones find most rewarding. The challenge is not in depicting the task but in recognizing the totality of the work. A natural street abstraction of color, shape, light, and shadows. The urban landscape would be nothing without them.
It is the impermanence of the cones that makes them so special, and therefore a large part of the value accorded to them lies in their ephemeral nature and the fact that the same moment will never come again—as with people.