The Stoker Matted or Framed Giclée Print

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The Stoker Matted or Framed Giclée Print

from 65.00

Edition Size: 77
Image Size: 10x6 inches
Matted Size: 16x20 inches
Framed Size: 19.5x23.5 inches

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Limited edition giclée print of The Stoker from The Jobs of Yesteryear Series. Printed on acid-free paper with archival inks and finished with a standard size white mat plus the option to add a high-quality black frame with anti-reflective glass. The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

Stokers were responsible for keepin the steam engine's hungry firebox satisfied with heaping shovels full of coal. This fire would heat water, creating steam and driving pistons attached to the gigantic wheels of steam locomotives. Stokers were also called firemen and their job was one of extreme physical labor, shoveling coal into the firebox for hours on end. The invention of the mechanical stoker, a screw conveyor which fed coal into the firebox, largely replaced the need to manually stoke the fire.

The original painting was created on stained birch wood panel using only three colors of acrylic paint, which gives the work a monochromatic theme of warm greys and creams and have the feel of a black and white photograph steeped in history. The long limbed characters are crafted using hundreds of hand-torn bits of kraft paper collaged on top of watercolor paper and painted with an acrylic wash. The technology or innovation that led to the job becoming obsolete is included in each painting.

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