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Rising Sun Projects

Rising Sun - Melissa Borrell Design

Rising Sun Projects 

 

The Rising Sun series references the solar cycles of change we experience every day, but rarely take the time to witness. These works are about new beginnings, taking a breath and moving forward, taking time to look at the beauty around us. These moments of pause allow us to find peace in the middle of chaos. The dynamism of the layered color and playful shapes in these works brings viewers’ attention back to a sense of awe at the natural world. The colored shadows created through the natural light hitting the glass alter as viewers encounter it from different angles and at different times of the day. While creating this work I am immersed in the same colors that might fill the sky. The Rising Sun series continues my research into color interactions and the relationships between geometric forms. I’m advancing in my understanding of the material and its potential; I’m discovering the infinite possibilities that lie in this limited color palette. The promise of a new day and the sense of calm and renewal that a sunrise brings is the conceptual core of this series. These works exist in conversation with the environment around them and invite audiences to understand the work not only visually, but with their desire to interact, to touch, to exist in concert with the artwork as it transforms. To me a successful piece is one that people want to touch, they want to understand it with more senses than just their eyes.

Rising Sun - Melissa Borrell Design