Water Logged

Water Logged

The catalyst photo of my Industrial Introverts series. I found this clipboard hanging in a nonpublic area of the building that I have my art studio in. It caught my eye and I photographed it. While looking through the lens I marveled at it's beauty. Upon closer inspection I noticed that it was a water log for the boiler and the last entry was 15 years prior. A true piece of industrial art. The weathered paper, the lighting, the wall color, everything was perfect to showcase this Industrial Introvert.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

2017

©Trace Chiodo

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Tapped & Capped

Tapped & Capped

Another beautiful industrial find just sitting there waiting for it's photo to be taken. This proud water valve stands tall next to his stubby sidekick who had been capped off some time ago. Despite his friend's shortcomings, they will stand as friends forever.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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No Pressure

No Pressure

The pressure is off for this 200 gauge, industrial strength factory find.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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High Viscocity

High Viscocity

High above the everyday path of my building's maintenance men, sits this dusty old oil can just waiting for the opportunity to be found useful again.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Fractional Conversion

Fractional Conversion

Sometimes finding the whole value of a fraction is easier if it is completely converted.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Swept Under the Red

Swept Under the Red

I found this dirty old shop broom sitting innocently on top of the little red square as if it was hiding the fact that all of the days dirt had been swept under instead of swept up.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Last Day of Work

Last Day of Work

The job had been completed. The last card had been punched and became no longer relevant. The end of an era. The gloves have been thrown down, not in defiance, but in the satisfaction that the lifelong job had been done well. It was the end of a chapter and undoubtedly the beginning of the next one.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Finishing Touch

Finishing Touch

Deep inside the cavernous basement, there is evidence that some of the previous inhabitants were obviously Influenced by the great postwar abstract expressionist painters.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Broke

Broke

This sign has seen a lot of brokenness. But, there is always hope and a flight of stairs to get you to the next level.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

The insurance company might catch wind of this secret shop meeting and put an end to this type of gathering. Everyone in attendance should get canned or else the whole thing might go up in smoke.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Ambient Adhesive

Ambient Adhesive

Waiting at the window, watching and ever hopeful, for that special someone to come along that will know that this Industrial Introvert will stick with them.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
13 x 19in

©Trace Chiodo

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Classic Rock

Classic Rock

This Industrial Introvert has been sitting in the same place for 25 years. Occasionally getting a small dusting on the FM dial to fine tune the music for the day.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
13 x 19in

©Trace Chiodo

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Sound Decisions

Sound Decisions

We must listen carefully to fully enjoy the music around us.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
13 x 19in

©Trace Chiodo

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Winter Blend

Winter Blend

I walked into a client’s shop one day an saw all of these coffee cups sitting on the bench. It was such a great sight that I grabbed my camera and took their picture.

I came back a few months later and they were gone. I asked, “Where did the all of the cups go?”

He replied, “That was winter, I cleaned up since then.”

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
13 x 19in

©Trace Chiodo

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[En]Gauging Conversation

[En]Gauging Conversation

While exploring their private clubhouse I found some of the members hanging around, deep in conversation.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
13 x 19in

©Trace Chiodo

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Skeleton Keys

Skeleton Keys

If you listen closely you can still hear this Industrial Introvert singing it's sweet melodies. There's life in those dry bones.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Beaming with Joy

Beaming with Joy

As I was walking up to my studio on the third floor one morning, I found this piece of joy that someone placed along my path.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Hang in There

Hang in There

There is an Industrial Introvert ready to support you when you reach the edge. They are true friends.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Bonding Time

Bonding Time

I caught these two industrial lovebirds engaged in some deep conversation. It looked like things were about to heat up, so I captured their moment and moved on.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
19 x 13in

©Trace Chiodo

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Building "Trace"

Building "Trace"

I found this guy lurking in the shadows of the building where my studio is. The more I look at this photo I took, the more I see a reflection of myself. So, this became a self portrait.

I was named Trace because it was close to tres (3) or tre in Italian. Yes, I was named after the number 3. Born on the 3rd, I was also the third child for each of my parents (who were previously married and each had 2 kids), and I was third son in the family.

Bldg 3. is not only where I have my art studio, but it also speaks of Building 3(Trace) - me growing and developing in my own art career.

This guy is crowned with X—X (X Bar X)
X—X is the brand for my grandfather's cattle ranch. He was one of my best friends. His ranch and our adventures definitely have influenced a lot of my artwork.

Photograph
Archival pigment ink on watercolor paper
8.5 x 10.5in

©Trace Chiodo

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