Before the show closes on Monday, head over to the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s COLA Visual Arts Awards ExhibitionÂ to view artist/architect Heather Floodâ€™s Wonder Wall, an intriguing application of graphic design principles in 3D construction.Â Inspired by the visual color effects of the tartanâ€”a plaid cloth where interweaving thread colors give way to the appearance of a new blended colorâ€” Flood turned strips of perforated colored aluminum into a gyrating wall of mesmerizing color.
Wonder WallÂ is composed of interlocking vertical and horizontal anodized aluminum strips that gently rotate. Rendered in high-contrast colors (blue, yellow, and green), the piece tricks the eye for a moment to reveal new colors where the aluminum strips overlap, similar to the visual play where weft and warp threads cross each other at right angles in tartans.
â€œIâ€™ve always wanted to work on a project where I could really explore the visual effects produced by a graphic means of construction,â€ said Flood. SheÂ is looking to extend the concept into her architectural practice, perhaps as an architectural facade, enclosure, or fencing system. The exhibition features seven other talented local artists, so make sure to visit this weekend.