CENTENNIAL No. 6
2018, Prints 6" x 11", Portfolio 6-5/8" x 11-3/8"
Centennial No. 6 is a suite of four letterpress printed broadsides describing the Centennial No. 6 mine, mill, and surrounding landscape near Calumet, Michigan. Centennial No. 6 was the last active copper mine in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Texts printed on the broadsides describe mining and milling practices, and the lingering environmental effects of the mining operation, primarily in the form of the 40-acre tailings pond illustrated in the fourth broadside.
Centennial No. 6 illustrations are multi-block linocut reduction prints. Illustrations and text were imprinted onto 250 gsm Rives BFK paper using a Vandercook No. 4 proofing press. The prints will be presented in a four-panel, case-bound portfolio with cloth hinges and Hahnemühle Bugra paper. This project is currently in the bindery stage of production.
Text: Hand set Monotype News Gothic
Title: Hand set Franklin Gothic Heavy
Double drum Nordberg hoist
winds heavy steel cable
lifts blasted ore
in eight-ton, shop-built ore skips
to the top of the shaft house
Copper rock fed to jaw crushers
Hydrostroke feeder loads crushed ore
trucks/ train cars
take the ore to the mill