David T. HansonCoal Storage Area and Railroad Tipple. October 1984, from the series Colstrip, Montana 1982-1985
11 x 14 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation
Touches of color lead our eye through this bleak unpopulated scene from the foreground shack to the tipple at the picture’s center where freight cars dump coal for storage. Hanson’s photographs of working landscapes critique man’s impact on the land.