Kiln Tire; 1971
Oil on Canvas
38x48
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Kiln Tire; 1971

Oil on Canvas
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Kiln Tire; 1971

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Beneath the Smokestacks: Heydays of Iron Founding


More than 5,000 years old and fundamentally little change in process, the metal casting industry in North America has undergone continuous deflation since the early 1900's, peaking briefly during World War II, but by 1962 accounting for 5,000 individual foundries of which only 1,800 remain today. 


The typical US foundry remains family owned and employs fewer than 40 people with turnover of $5-10mm annually. 


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Buckeye Steel Foundry - Columbus, Ohio; 2022

Acrylic on Canvas

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Buckeye Steel Foundry - Columbus, Ohio; 2022

Acrylic on Canvas

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Penn-Mar Castings - Hanover, Pennsylvania; 2022

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28x42


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Penn-Mar Castings - Hanover, Pennsylvania; 2022

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42


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Spokane Industries Foundry  - Spokane Valley, Washington; 2022

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42 

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Spokane Industries Foundry  - Spokane Valley, Washington; 2022

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42 

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Sivyer Steel Castings - Bettendorf, Iowa; 2022

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42 

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Sivyer Steel Castings - Bettendorf, Iowa; 2022

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42 

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Fisher Cast Steel - West Jefferson, Ohio; 2021

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Fisher Cast Steel - West Jefferson, Ohio; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas
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Czar Nicholas I, Visit to Alexandroffsky Foundry, St Petersburg, Russia; 2021


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Czar Nicholas I, Visit to Alexandroffsky Foundry, St Petersburg, Russia; 2021


Acrylic on Canvas

32x48
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Refcotec Foundry Coatings Plant - Orrville, Ohio; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Refcotec Foundry Coatings Plant - Orrville, Ohio; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Aluminum Tire Mold Foundry - Akron, Ohio; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Aluminum Tire Mold Foundry - Akron, Ohio; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Slag Pot Steel Foundry - Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Slag Pot Steel Foundry - Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Trumbull Foundry - Henry Street, Niles, Ohio;

2021

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Trumbull Foundry - Henry Street, Niles, Ohio;

2021

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42


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Steel Roll & Slag Pot Foundry, Midland Pennsylvania; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas

24x36


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Steel Roll & Slag Pot Foundry, Midland Pennsylvania; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas

24x36


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Cuyahoga Foundry, Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas

24x36


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Cuyahoga Foundry, Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas

24x36


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Barberton Steel Industries, Barberton, Ohio; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42


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Barberton Steel Industries, Barberton, Ohio; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42


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Stateline Foundry, Roscoe, Illinois; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42


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Stateline Foundry, Roscoe, Illinois; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42


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Winnebago Foundry, South Beloit, Ilinois; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Winnebago Foundry, South Beloit, Ilinois; 2021

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Dalian Foundry, DHHI, Dalian, China; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas
30x36
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Dalian Foundry, DHHI, Dalian, China; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas
30x36
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Betz Industries Foundry Molding,
Grand Rapids, Michigan; 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Betz Industries Foundry Molding,
Grand Rapids, Michigan; 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Sheffield Forgemasters, Sheffield, United Kingdom; 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Sheffield Forgemasters, Sheffield, United Kingdom; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Sheffield Forgemasters, Sheffield, United Kingdom; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Wind Turbine Foundry, Torgelow, Germany; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

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Wind Turbine Foundry, Torgelow, Germany; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42


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La Fonderie Moule de Pit, Joinville, France; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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La Fonderie Moule de Pit, Joinville, France; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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Maynard Steel Castings Company , Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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Maynard Steel Castings Company , Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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OS Kelly Piano Plate Foundry ( Steinway & Sons), Springfield, Ohio; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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OS Kelly Piano Plate Foundry ( Steinway & Sons), Springfield, Ohio; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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Rowe Foundry, Martinsville, Illinois; 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Rowe Foundry, Martinsville, Illinois; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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Rowe Foundry, Martinsville, Illinois; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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Steel Foundry Electric Arc Furnace, Bay Cast Foundry, Bay City, Michigan; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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Steel Foundry Electric Arc Furnace, Bay Cast Foundry, Bay City, Michigan; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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Willman Industries Inc - Large Foundry, Cedar Grove, Wisconsin; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42
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Willman Industries Inc - Large Foundry, Cedar Grove, Wisconsin; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42
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CA Lawton Foundry, DePere, Wisconsin; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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CA Lawton Foundry, DePere, Wisconsin; 2020

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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ITT Goulds Pumps Foundry, Seneca Falls, New York; 2019

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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ITT Goulds Pumps Foundry, Seneca Falls, New York; 2019

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Betz Industries Foundry  -Grand Rapids, Michigan; 2019

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Betz Industries Foundry  -Grand Rapids, Michigan; 2019

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Nose Cone Die, Bay Cast Foundry - Bay City, MI; 2019

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Nose Cone Die, Bay Cast Foundry - Bay City, MI; 2019

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Mold; 2014

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Liberty Casting Company - Delaware, Ohio; 2019

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Liberty Casting Company - Delaware, Ohio; 2019

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Centre Foundry & Machine, 

Wheeling, West Virginia 2019
Acrylic on canvas
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Centre Foundry & Machine, 

Wheeling, West Virginia 2019
Acrylic on canvas
28 X 42
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McLanahan Iron Foundry circa 1890,

Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania; 2019
Acrylic on canvas
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McLanahan Iron Foundry circa 1890,

Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania; 2019
Acrylic on canvas
28 X 42
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American Cast Iron Pipe Company,
Birmingham, Alabama; 2019
Acrylic on canvas 
28 X 42

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American Cast Iron Pipe Company,
Birmingham, Alabama; 2019
Acrylic on canvas 
28 X 42

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Georgia Iron Works, Grovetown, Georgia; 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Georgia Iron Works, Grovetown, Georgia; 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42


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Georgia Iron Works, Grovetown, Georgia; 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

28x42


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Cast-Fab Technologies, Cincinnati, Ohio; 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Cast-Fab Technologies, Cincinnati, Ohio; 2018
Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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Cast-Fab Technologies, Cincinnati, Ohio; 2018
Acrylic on Canvas

28x42

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​DePere Foundry, Depere, Wisconsin ; 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
28X42
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DePere Foundry, Depere, Wisconsin ; 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

28X42

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DePere Foundry, Depere, Wisconsin ; 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

28X42

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108 inch gate valves - Calera, Alabama; 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
32 X 38
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108 inch gate valves - Calera, Alabama; 2018

Acrylic on Canvas
32 X 38
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108 inch gate valves - Calera, Alabama; 2018

Acrylic on Canvas
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Decatur Foundry; 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
30x40
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Decatur Foundry; 2018

Acrylic on Canvas
30x40
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Decatur Foundry; 2018

Acrylic on Canvas
30x40
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McLean; 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
24x42
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McLean; 2018

Acrylic on Canvas
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McLean; 2018

Acrylic on Canvas
24x42
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Blaw-Knox E Chicago Works; 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Blaw-Knox E Chicago Works; 2017

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42

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Blaw-Knox E Chicago Works; 2017

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42

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Minister; 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Minster Foundry; 2017

Acrylic on Canvas
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Minster Foundry; 2017

Acrylic on Canvas
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Clarksville; 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Clarksville; 2017

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Clarksville; 2017

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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ATI Teledyne; 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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ATI Teledyne; 2017

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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ATI Teledyne; 2017

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Ellwood; 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Ellwood; 2017

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Ellwood; 2017

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Union Steel Works; 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Union Steel Works; 2016

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Union Steel Works; 2016

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Beloit Dryer Shop; 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Beloit Dryer Shop; 2016

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Beloit Dryer Shop; 2016

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Elyria; 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Elyria; 2016

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Elyria; 2016

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Townley Foundry; 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Townley Foundry; 2016

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Townley Foundry; 2016

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Cambridge Pattern; 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Cambridge Pattern; 2016

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Cambridge Pattern; 2016

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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St Mary's; 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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St Mary's; 2015

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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St Mary's; 2015

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Cleaning Room; 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Cleaning Room; 2015

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Cleaning Room; 2015

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell North End; 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell North End; 2015

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell North End; 2015

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Ram; 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Ram; 2015

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Ram; 2015

Acrylic on Canvas
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Glidewell Core; 2015
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Core; 2015

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Core; 2015

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Mold; 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Mold; 2014

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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Glidewell Mold; 2014

Acrylic on Canvas
28x42
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