For those of you from Red Lake, you'll know this iconic building that first welcomes you to my little community of Madsen, Ontario.
For those of you who've not made it to the end of the road in Ontario, this is a headframe! It helps bring workers underground and it brings ore up to be refined into gold. This particular structure has stood since the late 1930's and the 5th gold mine to get started in the area at the time.
I grew up admiring it everyday for 17 years until I left home, but every time I go back I make time to sit and trip out on what a weird, but strong and beautiful building it is that's in the middle of no where in the Canadian shield
Madsen Headframe 18"x24" | acrylic on canvas 2015