Ditch Lily Drawing

Nathan Lareau's avatar Nathan Lareau
    2016 4th place

From the country-road ditches of my rural upbringing, to the backyard of my Heritage Hill residence, the ubiquitous daylily, or “ditch lily”, as it’s called regionally, has always caught my attention. With its strong linear stalk and antler-like form, it lends well to a sculptural drawing. My background in percussion has cultivated a fascination for rhythm and pattern, and leads me to seek out examples of such in the physical world. The daylily possesses these elements not only through its time-measuring name, but also the visual rhythm of its growth. This piece re-presents an everyday, common plant in a configuration that highlights its simple, elegant form.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: Lily stalks
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: variable