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An enormous sculpture of a deer head is a somewhat mystifying thing to encounter at a site. It was created by a group called the Industrial Arts Collective; according to their website description, the Rankin Deer is "a 45 x 35 antlered creature. This trophy was created between October 1997 and October 1998. The group of six to eight people worked every Sunday throughout the course of a year to complete the project. The piece was made using all recycled materials from the site; steel tubing, steel structural metals, copper wire, and rubber hose." they have created a number of impromptu exhibits at various industrial locations, including a giant owl and an equally giant millipede.

Carrie Furnaces, Rankin PA. 2009

Photograph by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America. If you'd like to learn more about this location, it is a featured chapter in the new Abandoned America book Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences. Signed copies are available through my website, or you can find (unsigned) copies available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers across the globe. I also teach photography workshops here periodically; to check availability follow this link.