|Intersections of Color and Texture cont...
The works in this show combine various textures with colors ranging from pure white to strong multi-chromatics. Every piece has multiple textures from smooth and polished to natural and rough. I like to combine different textures in one piece because of the contrasting effects as the water flows over the different textures.
Adding color to this mix creates an even wider spectrum of effects as the water enhances the colors of the stones giving the colors more life and sparkle. Where a stone is rough, the color is muted or faded, sometimes just a hint of the depth below. Water on these surfaces enhances the color and gives the impression of lots of energy, lots of movement as the water moves in and out across the texture.
Polished surfaces have strong color. While water does enhance the colors of polished surfaces, without the bumps, ridges, depressions, and troughs, the sense is more peaceful than lively, more controlled than spontaneous.
Taken together, the works in this show illustrate a wide range of effects and feelings:
-Nature's Ladder - Lone Star Gold Limestone, 60" x 14" x 15"