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New Series -- Industrial Grunge

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Three Selections From The Series INDUSTRIAL GRUNGE by Robert Kernodle

What is it about old industrial fixtures that makes images of them so visually appealing? I think that their appeal comes from how close their forms are connected to the human body in a more mechanical, less electrical manner.

Somehow, crude levers, pipes, gears, and rusty beams seem more intimate with humanity, and so these forms speak to a more primal aspect of human being.

Early industrial fixtures, thus, capture people in one of their most creative phases of existence, embodying feats of ingenuity that somehow had greater tangibility than industrial fixtures of the current era.

My new series, ... INDUSTRIAL GRUNGE ... beckons to this seemingly greater tangibility of early industry, by further exaggerating it through old photographs of industrial fixtures digitally transformed into ragged, idealized colorizations.

Robert Kernodle INDUSTRIAL GRUNGE Portfolio