Contrails From the Trellis

Acrylic on Canvas, 2019

This glorious trellis-like structure is located near the north end of Parkdale. The rich complexity of the pipework is reminiscent of stained glass as it brushes the sky with detail. As one of the most prolific steam makers in town, the plumes are endlessly trying to verge upon the clouds, creating endless undulating waves, animating the sky with buoyancy. The two larger stacks on the left have two very faint trails drifting out, presenting a gently mysterious disparity, as the smaller stacks are the ones creating such a visual ruckus.