I'm so drawn to the history and architecture of old factories and mills, which there are no shortage of in New England. Connecticut is home to hundreds of old mills from the 1800s and this building in particular was the foundry of the Colt Firearms Factory in Hartford, CT. Although currently abandoned, it is part of the greater Colt Armory which has been adaptively reused into businesses, schools and housing. The foundry and forge at this site have recently been donated to the National Park Service and is slated to be restored and turned into a Visitors Center. But for now, it has a wonderfully rustic, aged patina that hearkens back to its beginnings in 1855.
This mixed media painting is layered with my photography of the building, vintage documents, acrylic paints and oil pastels to create a unique, vintage inspired piece of industrial art. This is the one-of-a kind original, not a reproduction.
• measures 24" x 36" x 1.5" • original painting and collage on cradled wood with open back • sides painted black, signed on front and backside titled/signed with artist info • sealed with UV protective matte varnish • wired and ready to hang, no framing needed
Room views may not be to scale and colors may vary from monitor to monitor.
A unique piece of vintage-inspired contemporary art.