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Sloss Furnaces – Acrylic Gel Project


Earlier this year, I visited Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham. Sloss began making Pig Iron in 1882 and continued until 1971. Today the unique park is the only one of its type in existence.


I decide to take the above shot and give it a painterly appearance by using Snap Art 3 software by Alien Skin. Snap Art allows you to experiment with multiple artistic styles. Afterwards, I cropped the photograph and had it printed at Bay Photo on an 8×20 canvas textured paper, and then mounted onto a 2mm black styrene backing.


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Sloss Furnaces




Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark located in Birmingham, Alabama. The blast furnace began producing pig iron in 1882. After closing in 1971 Sloss became one of the first industrial sites in the U.S. to be preserved and restored for public use.

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