Tearing It Down
This is part of the glass Bottling plant they have in El Monte. I first painted it last year when they were still in operation, finishing their last Coke in glass bottle order. I believe the rumor is that Coke is going all plastic. The security guy told me that the operation itself was losing money do to the high cost of running antique equipment. I imagined this will be a blow to the locals. A lot of jobs lost in this closing. To bad as I think we are on the cusp of figuring out how bad drinking water from plastic is along with the better taste glass gives beverages.
This a view I could see from the street before as the building in front of it was torn down. I considered my painting unfinished, but sort of like the abstracted quality that gives the painting. Honesty, I also needed to feed the blog and It's hard to find the time to paint.
When there today---this is the same view-- BOOM!