Sunday, February 6, 2011


Every summer I always hang out at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego. As you walk down to the waterfront you see this very large, dynamic sculpture by Matt Cartwright named “Trillium.” It is made out of powder coated steal pipe and flat bar powder coated aluminum. The sculpture has two functions, an art piece and a place to sit. It is a large scale flower with strong lines. A sense of rhythm is created through shape, the same shape of the petal is seen throughout in the leaves and the petals. The sculpture shows a good representation of positive and negative space that is created by the thick lines adjacent to the contour of the petal that separates the shape. There is a sense of heaviness on the top and bottom of the sculpture where the petals and leaves are located, but the proximity between them is not very close. The center of the flower is a bright red in contrast to the white of the flower petals, making it the focal point. The leaves and petals both radiate from the stem with symmetrical balance. The petals are all symmetrical in shape and size, but the leaves have a progressive movement of small to large around the stem, but keeping the same shape. I think the use of the sculpture is very creative, since it is in a park it was smart to have it be interactive by being able to use it as a bench.

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