Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015

Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015 (HM21AZ)

Location: Chadds Ford, PA 19317 Delaware County
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N 39° 52.234', W 75° 35.595'

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James Welling (b. 1951)

—Dye sublimation print on aluminum —

In July 2015, the Brandywine River Museum of Art commissioned James Welling to create a site-specific installation that explored the intersection of art and the environment. He photographed several locations around the grounds of the museum; one of those photographs formed the basis of this color-driven sculpture. Working digitally, he took samples from the photograph and arranged them in a process known as gradient mapping. The resulting "map" is a seamless gradation of color representing bits of the chromatic spectrum captured from the original landscape image. The gradient map was then printed with a process in which inks are fused directly onto a metal plate. Mounted to a signpost, the metal print has been placed at the exact location where Welling took the original photograph. Through this work—which blurs the boundaries between photography and sculpture—Welling invites a closer examination of the changing colors of the Brandywine landscape throughout the year.
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HM NumberHM21AZ
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Placed ByThe Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 449264 N 4413559
Decimal Degrees39.87056667, -75.59325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.234', W 75° 35.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 14.04" N, 75° 35' 35.7" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Hoffmans Mill Rd, Chadds Ford PA 19317, US
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