In the middle of winter I can count on seeing reds, oranges and purples at the Botannical Gardens. I can step into a humid warm place and feel and get a botannical preview of my upcoming trip to Guatemala.
I didn't know I could get almost the same effect at the Vance Kirkland Museum here in Denver until I visited there this past week. I ran into many recognizable forms and colors but without the humidity.
Vance Kirkland is a Colorado artist who lived from 1904 - 1981, this is a so called dot painting, a series upon which he worked from 1963-1981.
Color as painted by Kirkland in his Floating Abstracts from 1951-1954, and tropical plants from the gardens.