Last fall, “THE END OF THE SEASON AT THE POOL” marked the end of one summer’s work.
There are also plants in pots at the entry end of the pool. They are on the other side of the deck from the gardens. To create interest, and visual mass at that entry, the shadows of those plants are being incorporated as well. Big dark shadows on either side of the entry will create visual weight.
The shadows created on the deck record a much later point in the day than the actual shadows cast by the pots here.
The “ground” gets darker, small tan tiles in a pattern change to larger, lighter ones.
A variety of darks describe the shadows, mostly from a yucca in an enormous cement pot.
All of the tile used in this project was free; gathered from dumpster diving, friends and family saving for me, or designers giving me out of date samples. Little glass “jewels” often used in my work sell at a going rate at the local flea market for about 50 cents a zipped bag.
Color is most beautiful when it changes value across a local shape.
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