Monday, November 30, 2015

Industrial Patterns 14

Are you refined? I'm sort of refined, but have moments when I'm crude as well. This is my own private refinery, where I turn black goo into energy-rich flame. I want to stand there and watch all the oil-cracking and smoking and steaming and flaring going on. Heavy industry is full of glorious solid geometry that I love to draw. Cylindrical towers, sections and concentric circles in perspective. Networks and mesh of right-angled tubes and pipes. I admire it as an aesthetic view but somewhere there are technicians who could tell me exactly what each pipe or conduit is for. Does anyone else love the refinery world? It's like a hydrocarbon garden.

Brown ink on sketchbook page, 4" x 2 1/2", November 29, 2015.

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