Grain elevators are an agricultural hallmark and also a dying one on the Front Range of Colorado. Many of them, like this one, have been utilized into more aesthetic and practical cell phone towers than building new ones. Although a little bit of my heart aches to see this, I know this is part of the technological world we live in and prefer to see these gems get reused instead of torn down for the eyesore that most cell towers are. This one-of-a-kind piece of artwork layers my photography with acrylic paints, pastels, pencils and vintage ephemera (1800s ledgers, letters and receipts, and some really charming authentic vintage photos).
This piece was exhibited at the CFD Old West Museum in Cheyenne, WY as part of their Western Spirit Art Show.
Original Artwork: • measures 30" x 40" x 1.5" • original painting on cradled wood with open back • sides painted black, backside signed with artist info • sealed with UV protective matte varnish • wired and ready to hang, no framing needed