Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Third Wheel

Ive been asked how these fit into the rest of my works which are generally straight forward botanicals. The actual brushed aluminum pinwheel sits in the garden. Its semi-shiny surface reflects all that exists around it. The sky, trees, ground and flowers become areas of color on the smooth metallic surface. I move it to different locations in the garden to capture various elements like the brown ground or bright green leaves or a subtle flower. I also see it as a record of time of day and the seasons, a calendar if you will. Even a thermometer. The intensity of the reflective colors and shadows will change over the course of the year from cool winter grays and blues to spring and summer heat golds and greens.

Details are:
Pin Wheel #3
Watercolor on paper
22" x 15