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State of the HeartH, 2018, Mixed media sheet metal paintings in ladder, 94” x14” 2.5” The six sheet metal paintings depict steelyards and anonymous workers in a weathered ladder. This piece is an homage to the people who worked hellish jobs climbing their ladder to the middle class. The repetitive squares reference a film strip frozen in time.

 

Industrial Paintings

If memories reconstruct our past, then examining these demolished work sites offers a rich frame of reference of what "Made Here" once meant, and could mean now.

Blast Furnace C-5 Cleveland, 2018, Mixed media on sheet metal, 9.5” x 8.75” x 0.75”

Blast Furnace C-5 Cleveland, 2018, Mixed media on sheet metal, 9.5” x 8.75” x 0.75”

Fence: Bethlehem Steel, 2018, Mixed media on sheetmetal, 12” x 13.25” x 0.75”

Fence: Bethlehem Steel, 2018, Mixed media on sheetmetal, 12” x 13.25” x 0.75”

Republic Steel Ohio

Republic Steel Ohio

Inside Iron Sky

Inside Iron Sky

Ore Yard Pennsylvania

Ore Yard Pennsylvania

8 Industrial Vignettes

8 Industrial Vignettes

"Central Furnace Cleveland,"  2018, Encaustic, wood, cement on sheet metal, 59" x 21.5" x 2"

"Central Furnace Cleveland," 2018, Encaustic, wood, cement on sheet metal, 59" x 21.5" x 2"

Lackawanna Ore Bridge

Lackawanna Ore Bridge

Stelco, Hamilton Ontario

Stelco, Hamilton Ontario

Blast Furnace #1

Blast Furnace #1

Packard Building Ten

Packard Building Ten

Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant

Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant

Day Shift Sky, 2019, Encaustic, paint, wood, z-scale railroad track on sheet metal, 9” x 9”

Day Shift Sky, 2019, Encaustic, paint, wood, z-scale railroad track on sheet metal, 9” x 9”

Soudan Mine Minnesota

Soudan Mine Minnesota

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