The artist posing in front of a new series started in late 2013 based off images of steel mills. The artist uses the images as representational rather than of pure subject. The mills are a "prophetic history lesson" as he puts it adding a side comment on how many of the buildings no longer exist.
This is an old picture of the center shop bay in the building where Zach paints. The building was once used as a tool steel cutting facility filled with giant saws and racks of steel that were stacked to the crane deck.
Artwork being unpacked from a crate after an exhabition.
This is an image of a giant old drill press used in the metal work Zach does.
The artist standing in front of his mixed media work entitled "CLE". At 144 inchs tall by 96 inchs wide he uses overhead bridge cranes to move it.
Working the Steel
As part of a collaborative Zach created some industrial scenes, plasma cut free hand out of raw steel. Some of the pieces incorporated steel gears and chains to complete the work.
"thoughts can be so loud"
Deep in contemplation on (2) blank canvases, Zach prepares to work.
A view from one of the shop bays.
A random studio image of paintings laying about in the chaos.
One of the old band saws that used to be housed in this space when it was a tool steel cutting facility.
Semi trucks can pull though the building to pick up or drop off. This was a typical sight in this space.
A block from one of the (5) 10 ton cranes housed in the shop.
"My new Table"
The studio picked up a one of kind table from fellow artist Jason Wein. Jason owns and operates Cleveland Art, a company he started 20+ years ago that reclaims and re-purposes industrial materials.
The artist often works off large ladders or scaffolding when creating his paintings.
yet another random shot, this time a mixed media piece lays drying on the floor whilst another larger canvas is supported on steel saw horses.
Zach loves old industrial equipment, and it drives his creativity. You cann find examples of that all over his studio space.