American Power

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Size: 34" x26"x19"

The title, "American Power" refers to both the oil, which powers America and the raw strength of the men who power the oil industry. After spending several hours on the deck of an oil rig in 2012 and 2013, I selected one out of the over 200 pictures I took, which illustrated the strength and teamwork needed on a rig and would translate to bronze. One roughneck is about to finish joining two pipes and the other roughneck is about to pull off the chain and when the joint is finished, he will "throw the chain" back around the pipe on top. The tongs attached to the pipe was the most difficult thing to get right, making assembly at the foundry very difficult. It's bronze on an acrylic sleeve with a black enamel base.


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