Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Taconite Industrial Pattern 13

Another "Industrial Pattern" rears its ugly head. The design this time is derived from forms in David Plowden's photographs of steel mills. This is a taconite plant, where iron ore is processed. Taconite is not a dinner of Mexican snacks but a form of iron ore used to make steel. If you look closely you can see the head of the Taconite Dragon, who is employed to chew the raw ore into usable bits. The dragon is also fed from the same pile and is carefully watched to make sure it doesn't eat too much, as iron can cause indigestion in dragons.

Brown ink on sketchbook page, 3 1/2" x 3 3/4", September 15, 2015.

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