Sondra Freckelton, Zinnias

Medium: Lithograph, from stone
Date editioned: 1993
Ink and paper type: black ink on Arches Cover white
Edition size: records incomplete
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image Size: 15 5/8" x 13"
Paper Size: 20 3/8" x 17"


When a ray of light passes from one transparent material such as air to a different material such as water, its direction changes. Sondra probably did not developed this print to demonstrate refraction, but she sees it well. And then there are reflections and shadows and an imposing group of circular forms and elliptical shapes. This print is about the natural world and Sondra's representation of that world.

 
 

A Closer Look ... Zinnias

  This is more than a vase with water and a few Zinnias stuck in it.

This is more than a vase with water and a few Zinnias stuck in it.

  Sondra did not need a mathematical formula to predict the complexity of this still life element. She found it by observing very carefully, with a constant light source and lots of patience. 

Sondra did not need a mathematical formula to predict the complexity of this still life element. She found it by observing very carefully, with a constant light source and lots of patience. 

  Sondra examines one of the prints from the edition.

Sondra examines one of the prints from the edition.