Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant

Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant, 2011-12, Encaustic, paint, wood, cement, on sheet metal, 48.5” x 12.5”

 

The Twin Cities Ford assembly Plant opened in 1925and closed on December 19, 2011. The day it closed, I went there and stood on the back of my truck to photograph the site. Security guards came running towards me. I jumped in my truck and went to the next gated entrance and started to photograph again. The guards came running. I went to 2 more gates with the same result. I went back to my studio with enough photos to piece together a "panoramic" view of the plant, which became this painting.