This is a continuous beadweaving spiral of three printed pages of the digits of pi. I changed the color-coded number palette three times. The moon is proportionally larger than it would be in the night sky with 22-degree halo. I wanted to express a good moon-like texture so it had to be a bigger feature. I have about four more orbits around the piece and then I abandon pi and put in a darker blue field outside the halo. This is part 2 of a diptych of two 24×24 canvases. I used iridescent beads in the halo to make the luster there more like ice crystals.
March 7, 2011
March 3, 2011