Steam Power

Story of the ImageDuring a trip to Iceland, I saw a plume of smoke rising into the sky several miles away from the Geysir Geothermal Area. At first I thought it was another geyser or a perhaps a steam vent on steroids. But it turned out to be a geothermal rig in a field. I found the scene quite magical, like something out of a Tolkien tale Eco-friendly, too!

This “view portal” that frames the image is a photograph of the ornate rim from the headlight of 1963 Chrysler Turbine automobile. I digitally removed the glass and use the rim to frame still life compositions and landscape scenes. The projections resemble the tick marks on an analog clock or meter and provide graphic tension with whatever subject I’m spotlighting in the headlamp.

Printed on specially-coated aluminum, ready to hang. No frame required.