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Ladies of The Lathe (#3) - The Welder HT3 Passineau

A Woman in a welder’s mask is working on a piece of pipe
Description: Painting, Oil on Mounted Canvas, by Kristopher John Battles, 2018, Unframed Dimensions 20H X 17W
Accession #: 2018-005-03
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During a visit onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) the artist was able to witness and document several female sailors at work in the Machine Shop (whom they affectionately called, “Ladies of the Lathe”) One of them was a welder-- Hull Tech 3rd Class Passineau.  The artist was fascinated by the play of color and light as she went to work joining several pieces of metal.

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