This was for an article about the murky and potentially dangerous practice
of out-sourcing manufacturing to any factory around the world. My painting
was heavily influenced by a sculpture created by the artist, Chris Burden. His
piece, Medusa Head, is a 6-foot round ball of (what looks to be) solid rock
suspended from the ceiling by a large chain. Circling around and tunneling
through the rock are a couple dozen model trains; their hauler cars filled with
tiny chunks of ore. It is an amazing piece of art.