Four Birchesby Tracy Patterson
Inspired by the ArtSpire’s outdoor location and native material, I decided to portray the four seasons –one for each side of the spire–and its effect on an element of nature. I chose the birch tree for its tall, thin structure and simple graphic aesthetic.
Materials: Latex paint
Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 45″
Map/Spire Number: 38
Location: Woolsey Park
Address: 221 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville NJ
About the Artist
Tracy Patterson designs visual communications and graphic identities for most of the events presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. She has worked extensively at design firms, ad agencies as well as managing various freelance clients. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Tracy has won numerous awards for her work, which are stashed in a box somewhere since she has moved 16 times in the past 24 years.
“The simplicity of shapes coupled with the vibrant colors creates a graphic masterpiece.”