Clough’s paintings of the late 1950s to early 1960s record the simplified forms of industrial scenes, reflecting the growing urbanisation and industrialisation of Britain at that time. She visited gasworks, cooling towers and chemical and electrical works, taking inspiration from the shapes and colours of the scenes. Clough’s work was becoming increasingly abstract, as seen in this painting, but it still retained a figurative basis. Although she has employed a limited range of colours, as is characteristic of her early work, the artist has created texture by scraping areas of the paint. The faint oval shapes in the vertical band at the centre of the painting recall electricity pylons.