Art in Industry

September 18, 2009

This little water treatment plant was old, old, old, but yet not old enough to be one of the lovely Art Deco facilities built in the 1910-1930.  Its being replaced, and soon.  However sometimes in decay, in age, in maintenance revealed in layers of paint peeling off the walls, there is beauty, shape and colour.

Cupar Water Plant 017

In old pipes installed long ago, even then struggling to fit into a small space, comes beautiful form and texture.

Cupar Water Plant 019

Beauty in every day working objects, mysterious patterns, and cloudy depth when looked at closely enough.

Cupar Water Plant 013

Oxidized iron and manganese utilizing potassium permanganate in the detention tank.


2 Responses to “Art in Industry”

  1. Julie said

    It might be old but the colors are lovely!

  2. Sue said

    Is this located in Calgary?

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