LTV Steel #8
Piece description from the artist
LTV Steel was one of Cleveland, Ohio's biggest employers. In its’ most productive period, LTV employed over 15,000 people. It first filed for bankruptcy in 1866 preempting a downward spiral, and eventually operations ceased completely in December of 2001.
This series could be thought of as the end of a cycle started by photographer Margaret Bourke-White, who photographed the same mills at their most vibrant. I have sought to capture the end of the cycle, as these once mighty behemoths of industry become the rusted and crumbling hulks of our once prosperous economy.