Nobody At The Wheel
Photograph - Photograph
Near the end of the processing line in the Brazeau Collieries briquette plant, heated petroleum asphalt was combined with crushed coal, to form a dough-like mixture. The mixing and volume of flow of the material was controlled at various points, including this station just above one of the 4 gravity-fed presses. The right amount of hot mix would be agitated and fed down, where it was compressed into solid, polished briquettes by the rotating stainless steel forms. If the demand was up, each of these 4 presses ran 24x7, but today there is nobody at the wheel.
Note: This photograph is available as a framed or un-framed print from Fine Art America. A special edition is also available as a unique metal print. The metal print version is approximately 20 x 16 inches in size, and is a deep, luminous, high-gloss print on polished sheet aluminum. This form of metal print presents a stunning visual experience. Gleaming tones and incredible details make for an experience that is the next best thing to being there. Durable, light and ready to hang on gallery-grade aluminum framing, it is a distinctive artwork to display in your home or office. Contact me for further details.
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September 11th, 2011
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