Debra Ramsay, ‘Colors Within a Witch Hazel Blossom 2’, 2015, IdeelArt
Debra Ramsay, ‘Colors Within a Witch Hazel Blossom 2’, 2015, IdeelArt

This work is part of a series whose inspiration comes from Witch Hazel, a deciduous shrub in New York City. It blooms in January with bright yellow crinkly petals and is a welcomed sight in the cold of winter.

Ramsay would take several pictures of a Witch Hazel which lives on the south side of her building. Back in her studio, she would then feed the colors she documents into a computer program, analyzing them and using the analyses to mix paint.

About Debra Ramsay

American, b. 1957, based in New York, NY, United States