3D Colorwheel Sculpture

Heather H. Caverly's avatar Heather H. Caverly

This 3D Colorwheel sculpture turns the traditional wheel into a fun and accessible learning tool for all ages. The twelve colors of the primary color wheel are displayed around the top surface. The leaves directly beneath show the primary colors (yellow, blue and red). The next level (wings positioned between the primaries) are the secondary colors (orange, green and violet). The top surface of the lower leaves are the tertiary colors (yellow-orange, and yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet and red-orange). The primaries’ complimentary colors are arrayed around the bottom so that the corresponding primary and complimentary colors can be seen together when viewed from the base (violet to yellow, orange to blue and green to red). Disclaimer: Due to the limited selection of colored tiles available, the tiles used to create this sculpture are not true and accurate primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. This sculpture, a derivative work of my 3D Colorwheel Book (patent US 8,858,232), would not have come to fruition if it weren't for the following people: My whole family who have been patient and understanding during this process. My CCS instructors, Jeanne Karas (Flevotomas), Color and Light and Lynne Avedanka, Book Arts. Their coinciding assignments was the quintessential inspiration for this book. Also, color printing specialist Bill Birkett, and artists Lynlee Sky, Jim Neal, Megan O'Dell-Wright, Paul Runde, Gunnar H. Hemstrom II, Riley Caverly, Curtis Warnes, Debbie Sparks, Dylan McBride, Sandi Roth and many more mentors and close friends who provided undying assistance to me throughout this whole journey. I am, and will forever be, grateful for your abundance of loving encouragement and belief in my work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 47 inches
  • Medium: Cement board, glass colored tiles, & powder-coated steel
  • Width: 47 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 6 feet 9 inches