The Idea Came Like A Bolt of Lightning
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I was at Ellis Island a few weeks ago on a hard hat tour of the hospital. The room above is off the morgue room. The room just conjured up the word science in my head so I added a panel of gears on the left that I had photographed at the Carey Furnace in Pittsburgh, PA with one of the Abandoned America workshops. The man is a vintage image from the Sum of All Crafts. I wanted the image to have a painterly feel to it which I sometimes like to do. The lightning bolt is a symbol of an idea striking in one’s mind. In this case I wanted it to be a scientist.