This painting is the third in a series of paintings I am doing to fulfill my part of the grant I received from a local art group - Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (L.R.A.C.) They awarded this grant with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with supplemental funds from Rivendell Foundation, administered locally by LARAC. I was allowed to go through this paper making plant because of the kind nature of the president and CEO of Finch Paper - Joseph Raccuia. I explained what I was planning and he arranged an escort to take me through the mill while paper was being made. I saw men at various stages of the process - (I saw one woman forklift driver - so the workforce is not all men). I was taken aback when I saw how few people were required to actually make paper. The huge machines were mesmerizing - the noise, the heat, the movement. In this painting I focused on a more intimate scene to get the sense that it is not all huge space with little people. Although, there is still the sense of awe when you see the large cast wheel with its' shaft wrapped in plastic, sitting on a heavy duty cart, waiting to be installed. Close by is a man (I believe he is an electrician) preparing shutoff switches for Lock Out boxes on the wall in front of him.
Acrylic paint on canvas 3/4 inch black floating frame Size: 31.5 inches x 43.5 inches Price: $3,000.00 (This price does not include applicable sales tax or shipping)