Supply

Hey, man… you can put your *wheat* in there (insert your own original and/or modified Saturday Night Live quote here)!  That line was highly revised, and let’s face it… not quite on par with the Bass-O-Matic or Cowbell skits. Any favorite material of your own? Oh well. You probably aren’t here here for my SNL lecture series… unless… you’re that clever land-shark, aren’t you?!

About this image: Digital Photo (elevator in Alton, Illinois) highly manipulated digitally and transferred onto… uhh… faux  iron framework on/inside 12″x12″ panel.

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19 thoughts on “Supply

  1. Nice. Candygram?

    So is this a jpeg of a shadowbox-like three-dimensional piece? And you’re saying this is faux ironwork? Wow, very cool.

    • Wait. I-I’m only a dolphin, ma’am.

      This is indeed a 3-D piece (I’ve been building these crazy things recently – not really sure why). The finish is a paint that contains bits of metal. It comes with an oxidizer that rusts the paint. Kinda’ cool. 🙂

        • Thanks, Binky – yeah, that paint is pretty cool. It comes in all kinds of finishes that can be oxidized … copper, bronze, etc. …

          Yes, fish-eaters, the days of troublesome scaling, cutting and gutting are over …

          🙂

    • Thank you very much, Dishy – I have way to much fun making stuff like this (and I’ve got the messy workspace to prove it)! 🙂

  2. The contrast is amazing. This is my medium. I like the detail of the “rivets” holding the elevator to the backdrop. There is an elevator here which is not quite as rusted (it actually is still in use) but has much the same feel to it. On the weekends when there are no workers or train cars, it has an eerie feel to it.

    You would probably like some of the demolition being done here now, as the mill houses and factories are torn down. The ending of an era is hard to witness. More than 200 years in the making, lost in less than ten.

    Your choice of the oxidized paint here is terrific. Again, kudos for the rivets there as well.
    Red.

    • Very sad, isn’t it? I’ve always been fascinated by things that explore a history / the ephemeral… kind of sad at the same time, too though. Especially when it’s something so closely related to you, family/friends, where you are from. I can relate, in a way, too. I grew up in rural North Dakota, so I’ve seen plenty of elevators in my day, but as smaller farms are replaced by bigger ones many of the small towns associated with those elevators and the rail lines that served them are quickly dying. Some of the towns I grew up around used to be thriving… now there are fewer than a hundred people living in them. Not that I’m against technology / efficiency / etc… it’s just that loss of ‘history / people / place’ is kind of sad at the same time.
      🙂

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