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In an Effort to Control

This series originated from my explorations of the University of Idaho's Steam Plant. I was preparing to teach linear perspective and came across the building while looking for an alternate drawing site for students. It's a multisensory experience to be in that large open space, suspended with three levels of grated catwalks, the smell of grease and burning wood, extreme heat, and an ever-present vibrating "hum". My attention was drawn to the protective wrappings around the pipes and valves (to control the tremendous pressures and heat contained within), yet which make the machinery virtually unrecognizable, almost organic.
drawing titled Bind Tightly drawing titled Thrust drawing titled Traps drawing titled Squeeze drawing titled Swallow
drawing titled Suspended drawing titled Agitated drawing titled Well Contained drawing titled Haven drawing titled Convergence 1