Blast Furnace #1

Blast Furnace #1, 2011, Encaustic, paint, wood, rust on sheet metal, 24” x 24” x 1.5,” Private Collection


The Carrie Furnace, located along the Monogahela River –near Pittsburgh - in Rankin, Pennsylvania- (Homestead Steel Works.)
Built in 1907 -1978.  Massive towers stood 92’ tall – produced 1,250 tons of iron a day during 1950’s-60’s. A Blast Furnace smelts (pulls base metals from ore) to make iron.