I want to find out what colors comprise a creek. It seemed like a fairly straightforward thing to do until I got started. It turns out that everything changes constantly.

This is the first iteration of an idea using my white rock. I put it in Watershed 1 near the mouth of Lookout Creek in the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest (scientist creek naming is not very creative). It serves as a white reference point to compare the creek surrounding the rock. The top panel consists of the white rock colors. The bottom is the creek bed colors.

The colors in both panels are arranged by time.
Each minute consists of a 4×4 in square of colors. The colors were taken from 3 rounds of 9 minutes: The first round spans the top four squares, the next round, the middle four and the last round, the bottom four. Each round was taken roughly 2 hours apart.

25 1/2 in. x 36 in. (Each panel is 12 in. x 36 in.); oil on 2 wood panels

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