Passenger traffic on Amtrak is nearly extinct. Rail travel is strong elsewhere in the world, but lobbyists for airlines keep congress from funding a large network of train traffic. Still, riding the rails is still something you can do for an unique experience.
Crossing the Red River by Rail is an ink-fused image baked to a sheet of aluminum. It depicts the river boarder between Texas and Oklahoma. In the distance is the bridge for auto and truck traffic. The red sand of the river splays out into the distance beneath the shadow of the railroad bridge.
An emulsion of inks were added to a thin plastic before laid to a sheet of aluminum. The two were then heated to about 400º to fuse the inks into the metal. This piece was created to 20x30. Contact Jim Rode at FridayNightArt for purchase.