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Chadds Ford in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015

James Welling (b. 1951)

 

—Dye sublimation print on aluminum —

 
Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2017
1. Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015 Marker
Inscription.

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.

Gift of Morris and Boo Stroud and Claire Reid, 2016

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Erected by the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
 
Location. 39° 52.234′ 

Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2017
2. Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015 and Marker
N, 75° 35.595′ W. Marker is in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Touch for map. Marker and artwork are near the entrance to the Brandywine River Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford PA 19317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. R. B. Monument, 2004 (within shouting distance of this marker); Miss Gratz, 1984 (within shouting distance of this marker); Helen, 1989 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gradient (River Walk), 2015 (about 300 feet away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chads Springhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The John Chads House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named John Chads House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chadds Ford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gradients. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. James Welling Bio. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Brandywine River Museum of Art. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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