Full Steam Ahead
Fire was an early discovery that propelled mankind in a different direction.
Water was used as a power source for a long time, in the form of streams, water wheels, pumps.
Fire and water were brought together to produce a large amount of energy. The heat multiplied its energy value by producing steam.
Steam, and the invention of a steam engine which was safe and relatively portable, were crucial factors in the industrial revolution and the making of modern civilization.
Steam power was very important in the development of the textile industry from around 1830.
24” x 36”, hand-dyed fabrics, improvisational piecing, machine quilting.