Scale
Dairy Coop Scale
oil on linen, 13" x 15", 2011

This scale sat in the 1938 feed mill. The mill housed several beautiful machines, covered in cobwebs, and pigeon waste, and bathed by the soft light of Rembrandt. It was a grisly environment in which to work--I wore a respirator and rubber boots--but I badly wanted to paint those machines. It didn't come to pass, however, as I lost access to the building shortly after completing this painting.

--History as Muse, Art as Record