I spend a lot of my prep time the night before I start a new piece. I like to read through books, magazines, flip through photographs, and then sleep. I usually then wake up early in the morning head straight into the studio and start to work. "Stacker" was born out of this process and is a combination of several images of Bethlehem Steel and Republic Steel. The main subject in the image is a row of tall smoke stacks weathered and decommissioned leading off into the distance. There is a faint image of another building with an open bay door beyond the stacks and crisscrossing electric lines between the structures that attach them to the outside world. The roadway between is rain soaked with puddles reflecting the mass of steel and concrete surrounding it which adds a softness to the entire piece. Painted entirely out of ink it was a laborious task to continuously pull the ink by hand to create the water like look. I used only (2) colors of ink, black and green, to create the entire image over the course of 3 months. One of my favorite pcs done in this style it was shown in San Jose and again in Palo Alto California. I currently have it stretched on a wooden stretcher constructed of reclaimed shipping wood but this piece could also be stretched on a steel stretcher like my other painting entitled "Brooklyn". Please have a look at that painting's images and notes for the "framed" dimensions of that steel stretcher. As always not print no copies of this piece exist it is 1 of 1. The packaging for shipment will be a wooden crate if stretched on wood or rolled in a tube if purchased with the steel. Just make sure to notify me of which you would prefer.