I’m happy to say I’ve finished my seventh industrial landscape piece. It’s fairly small – 24” by 45” and is in a vertical format – unusual for me recently. I’ve been working on wide and short horizontal views because that’s how I first saw the steel works in Hamilton.
Sometimes in order to get the picture you want you have to go to considerable lengths! I volunteered as “crew” on a sailboat in order to be able to view the steel plant across the water! Now, while I’ve always wanted to sail, I know nothing about it!!! So I just had to fake it and make sure I kept my head down at the right time, and be quite assiduous about bringing up beers from the cabin when asked to do so!
I’ve now made a series of 7 quilts based on this trip across the lake (by the way we were in a race and came in last!! but it was so much fun). I’ve pictured all seven quilts on my website.
Most of the quilts are very horizontal, but I wanted to make a black and white one that was more of a closeup and thought the vertical format more appropriate. I wanted to contrast the plant buildings with the environment – I’ve done this in the other pieces focusing on the water, but this time I thought more of local plant life – completely absent as far as I could see from my deck viewpoint!
I’m not sure what to call the piece – so please advise me!!! I was thinking of a play on Flora and Fauna and calling it Flora and Ferra (but there’s no such word as ferra to denote iron and steel – though it makes sense to me!!)…..but Flora and Ferra has a nice ring to it. Another possibility would be Plant Life. What d’you think?
Here’s the piece:
And, if you have been, thanks for reading!