I’ve been creating and working with swirl patterns for some time now. I like to incorporate them into my images and designs or by themselves. When I decided to paint the floor in my gallery, I did the whole thing in black and white. The surface is white while the swirl patterns are all black. I did not do any sketches or pencil outlines beforehand; I just freestyled the swirl pattern. It was exciting and a bit nerve-wracking to not know what the end result would be. I took a similar approach in designing the Cherry Blossom chair and also incorporated hidden images within the swirl pattern. Almost like a hidden picture puzzle, let’s see where your eyes go and what they find.
See this sculpture at 145 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD (Flagpole Plaza).