Searching For Color

Selfie

“Selfy” – Sculpture – © chriscondello 2013 – Created on 4/7/2013, and destroyed on 4/7/2013 – Frick Park,PA – As soon as I saw this log, I knew I needed a big stone… My natural self-portrait…

Today, I spent four hours hiking around Frick Park looking for wildflowers. Although the flora was few and far between, I managed to find inspiration in all kinds of places. I plan on taking weekly wildflower/art walks in Frick Park for the rest of the season, my goal is to photograph and identify all the native flowers of Frick Park…

For info on Frick Park click this link – http://pittsburghparks.org/frick

I have a goal of photographing a few native orchids this spring, I will need advice on places to look for them. If you can offer some tips, please email me… Do not post location info in my comments… Please email them ONLY…

BurntSienna

“Burnt Sienna” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – A boy and his father were walking in front of me today, the boy slipped and fell on his ass leaving a red scar. I noticed the red color from a distance, like the ground was bleeding…

SpringBeauty

“Spring Beauty” – Claytonia virginica – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – Color was scarce as the flora has yet to spring forward, but I found this gem hiding on a steep slope.

Cornus-mas

“Cornelian Cherry” – Cornus mas – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – I was rather excited to see some life on a tree, not sure what kind of insect that is but I am guessing that it is a beneficial.

ComplimentaryMoss

“Complimentary Colors” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – This was a lone mound of moss situated at the top of a trail.

RiverStone

“Stoned” – Sculpture – © chriscondello 2013 – Created 4/7/2013 – Frick Park, PA – The tree rings are what initially attracted me to this log, and the hole looked like a bullet hole. I sat down to take a break and noticed one round rock in a sea of sharp ones, this stone needed to be featured.

Toadshade

“Toadshade” – Trillium sessile – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – Just a few days early, I will be back for the flowers.

Stacked

“Stuffed and Stacked” – Sculpture – Created 4/7/2013 – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – As I climbed to the top of a ridge to look for fossil bearing limestone, I stopped about half way up to catch my breath. In front of me was this tree and a few rocks, this was the result…

peace – chriscondello

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8 thoughts on “Searching For Color

  1. petrujviljoen says:

    Also, ‘Selfy’ is fantastic. Got a navel and everything! What an eye you have!

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  2. petrujviljoen says:

    I am extremely pleased with your ‘found’ sculptures. It’s conceptual art at its best. I hope you have the photographs framed. Consider approaching a gallery with the photos. Also, try and recreate something like it where you are at, as a permanent installation. It would be a stunning feature in your garden.

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  3. Ducky's Adventures says:

    They are all awesome, but I really like the top photo!

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  4. wildsherkin says:

    What fantastic sculptures! I am so glad that you captured them before they returned to nature. 🙂

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  5. Cathy says:

    Beautiful photography. I only recently read about Claytonia virginica – it really is a spring beauty! I don’t think it grows here, so it was nice to see your photo – thanks!

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  6. naimavanswol says:

    I haven’t been to Frick park, yet. But it looks really beautiful.

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