Ronald Watson
Energy Becoming Form
Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, dye, pigment and wire
Number 1
1973
Polyester resin, dye, pigment and wire
30 X 60 X 3.5 inches

Precursor to Energy Becoming Form series.
Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, dye, pigment and wire
Number 2
1973
Polyester resin, dye, pigment and wire
30 X 60 X 3.5 inches

Precursor to Energy Becoming Form series.

Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, dye, weld bolts and wire
Zinc Freeze
1973
Polyester resin, dye, weld bolts and wire
43 x 86 x 3.5 inches

Precursor to the Energy Becoming Form series. There is no pigment in the resin, but some black dye is present.
Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, dye, weld bolts and wire
Zinc Freeze detail
1973
Polyester resin, dye, weld bolts and wire

A reticulated pattern etched into the metal mould was transferred to the resin that recorded the texture seen here in raking light. This suggested that resin could capture the very subtle pattern of diffraction grating.

Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
Sometimes Orange
1975
Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
18.375 x 36.750 x 4.50 inches

Relief sculpture photographed outdoors in direct sunlight.

What shakes the eye but the invisible?
Theodore Roethke
Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
Sometimes Orange detail
1975
Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire

Relief sculpture photographed outdoors in direct sunlight. The angle reveals the wire that both supports the piece and creates a grid visible through the resin plane.

Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
Striated Light
1975
Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
44 x 88 x 4.5 inches

Relief sculpture photographed outdoors in direct sunlight.
Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
Striated Light detail
1975
Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire

One example of light becoming form. This view also reveals the horizontal panels of resin that are layered together to form the piece.

Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
Light Slice
1975
Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
40.50 x 81 x 4.5 inches

Relief sculpture photographed outdoors in direct sunlight. This relief sculpture captures light waves that can become rainbow color patterns in viewers' perception.The full spectrum of color can be seen. No pigment is present.
Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
Light Slice detail
1975
Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire

One example of light becoming form.

Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
Silent Passage
1978
Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
29 x 58 x 4.5 inches

This relief sculpture captures light waves that can become rainbow color patterns in viewers' perception.The full spectrum of color can be seen. No pigment is present.
Ronald Watson Energy Becoming Form Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire
Silent Passage detail
1978
Polyester resin, weld bolts and wire

One example of light becoming form.

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