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Aug 08

Steel Mural

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 4:29 PM by Neeley Rimal

Vineyard staff member, Sam Bell, has created an outstanding steel mural of the steel plant. Stop by Vineyard City Offices to see his work up close!

Here is his explanation of his inspiration and how he created this beautiful piece of art. 

I wanted to pay homage to the steel industry and the impact it had on people’s lives and the history of Vineyard. The inspiration for the material came from imagining what it was like to work in and around the Steel Mill 
itself, the sights, sounds, and textures. Utilizing steel as the medium seemed like a great way to recreate the texture and feel of the plant. The image of the steel plant in the mural is composed of steel in various states of corrosion and surface finish. I’d like to recognize Blair Kooistra for the original image taken of the power plant and surroundings, circa 1983. 

geneva steel full
geneva steel

geneva steel original

Sam Bell
Geneva Steel, 2017

spray paint and steel

48 in x 78 in