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Bethlehem Steel 1 - #8 Abstract

Bethlehem Steel series
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in

Bethlehem Steel 3 Rods.jpeg

Bethlehem Steel series
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in

Bethlehem Steel Towers.jpeg

Bethlehem Steel series
Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in

Bethlehem Steel Stacks.jpeg

Bethlehem Steel series
Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in


About Gillian

Carroll County

Gillian Collins's picture
Gillian Collins was born in England.  Her family immigrated to Maryland in the early 1960s where she continues to reside.  She received her BFA and MFA from Towson University.  As a co-owner of residential plumbing and HVAC service companies, her association with these trades artistically inspires Collins.  Divorcing the form from the function of mechanical components, she conveys the importance of these vital but unnoticed engineering feats in her paintings, compelling the... more

Bethlehem Steel series

Bethlehem Steel series is an  exhibit of  works  portraying realistic and abstracted images obtained from a 2021 visit to the industrial giant, defunct, Bethlehem Steel manufacturing complex, located in Pennsylvania. 

Mechanical Components

Divorcing the form from their function.  A number of artwork incorporates  oil paint with vintage blueprints 

Architectural abstractions Gouache and Vintage blueprints

Combination of Vintage blueprints with gouache

Architectural Abstractions in Oil with cold wax and Vintage Blueprints

Mechanical Components 3

Foundational structures in our urban and industrial environment that are often overlooked.

Under Concrete

Under concrete infra structure elements

  • Concrete Sunlight

    Concrete, bridge, bridges, parking, parking lot, road, Metro, urban landscape, subway
  • Under Pass

    Concrete, bridge, bridges, doomsday, figure, road, Metro, urban landscape
  • Red Pipe

    Concrete, Pipe, Pipes, Metro, Subway, Urban, City, Water Pipes, Water Supply, Water
  • A Glimpse

    abstract, window