Wednesday, April 27, 2011
"Oil Plant #7"
oil on panel, 2011
6" x 6" (15.24cm x 15.24cm)
For Sale at Daily Paintworks, CLICK HERE
From my Oil plant series, it was an oil pumping station. I'm told it collected oil from local wells then pumped it, via underground pipes, to various oil refineries around the South Bay. It looked like it was built in the 1930's, although that's an educated guess. I wish I knew more about it.
Th oil plants dead and lifeless state emphasized by the climbing vegetation. The pipes or valves also seem to be sprouting from the bottom, adding to their anthropomorphic manner along with the two lights atop the the wooden structure that appear to be looking down.113
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