Based on the pieces from the last post, we settled on a basic color palette for each season:
Though the scene would be blended and cohesive and represent a single landscape, four distinct seasons would be present. We also decided that the sky in the background would represent a different natural cycle—that of a single day. Spring, therefore had a dawn sky, summer was high noon, fall was dusk, and winter represented night.
Below is the initial plan for the background pieces—the flat plywood to be affixed directly to the library wall (adjacent to last year's pointillist mural).
Additional pieces would be cut out of plywood and attached with spacers, so the effect would be that the pieces were floating in front of the background. Below is the background with the 3D pieces added. Though the pond only appears in the summer panel on the blueprint, we extended it into the fall in the final piece, and added an additional large flower to the spring/summer transition area.
What's the big idea?
Next came the plan.