Artefact - Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, AB - 2005

Ceramic frit on glass, south and west facades
Dimensions: 1.78m x 74m (5.8' x 243')
Diamond and Schmitt Architects
Commissioned by the City of Medicine Hat

A sequence of three tumbleweed images repeats to create a sense of movement around two facades of the building. Based on photographs of a single tumbleweed, the images are altered to emphasize the patterning of the branches. Metallic pigment in the frit catches and reflects light.