Beauty in Structure

I found some time over the summer to experiment with compositions featuring structural elements. I am always on the look out for coherent built world lines. Trusses and structural beams might be the ultimate in coherent lines. Inspired by the modernist structural beauty at McCormick Place, these studies explore the visual interest (and beauty) of structural elements.

Reflect 1.58 and Reflect 1.57 | Truss studies | each 24”x24” mixed media with glass inlay c Heather Hancock 2019

Reflect 1.58 and Reflect 1.57 | Truss studies | each 24”x24” mixed media with glass inlay c Heather Hancock 2019

For years I have noticed the pop of orange pipes weaving through the trusses when driving past on Lake Shore Drive. This created the opportunity to experiment with introducing a color element into this series.

Reflect 1.59 | Truss study 3 | 24”x24” mixed media with glass inlay c Heather Hancock 2019

Reflect 1.59 | Truss study 3 | 24”x24” mixed media with glass inlay c Heather Hancock 2019

Looking forward to more in this series.