Blended designs…

Building design is the art of an architect. Observing building details, both inside and outside is a pastime of students, historians, engineers, and appreciative novices. The compressed population of buildings in downtown Chicago yields unplanned design elements. Quality of these inadvertent designs are left to the observer, professional and amateur.

Reflected and virtual patterns of downtown Chicago architecture. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Old and new blended together. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Confusion and simplicity. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Symmetrical but separate design elements. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg.

Blushing beauty…

I am sharing one more image of one of my Peonies in bloom. The slightly rosy hue on the innermost petals provide a hint of the delicacy of the bloom. The layers of this bloom seem to go on and on, fashioning opulent complexity in this single flower.

Blushing Peony layers. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Blushing Peony layers. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg

Closer look at the rainbow…

These rainbows are not as elusive as the ones in the sky, though their sophisticated patterning eludes me. I develop deeper awareness of my creative margins when my eyes rest on the “beard” of these lovely gifts of nature. Iris is the Greek word for rainbow.

 

Patterns in the Iris, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Patterns in the Iris, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

 

Bearded Iris, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Bearded Iris, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Complex Rainbow, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Complex Rainbow, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Check previous spring postings in my blog for more information and images of the Iris.