Water Vortices

Susan Knight's avatar Susan Knight

Water Vortices began with the archetypal lines water makes as it flows past a bridge pier, rock, or other obstruction. I drew these lines in pencil on a large roll of paper to which reflective Tyvek was pasted on the back side. Then I cut it out to create a new drawing made from positive and negative space on the reverse, Tyvek side. To these surfaces I added hundreds of silver Mylar dots of confetti which reminded me of sun dancing on water. Three of these forms are arranged and layered together to create a new drawing in space.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Hand cut reflective Tyvek and paper with applied Mylar dots, five components
  • Width: 42
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 78