Notice how the overcast sunset allowed the photographer to collect more of the diffused light, resulting in a wide display of color, especially vivid teals, greens, and blues available in the Spring.  This crayon, one of many featured at this time on our site, was photographed in a small private neighborhood (with permission) in Valparaiso, Indiana.  The artists chose this crayon as a complement to (3476) a sunset Crayon photographed on an overcast fall day, because the colors resonate.  Carla Brown created a piece that includes both photographs, which is described as a Koi (please request a viewing — not on the site at this moment).

Product # 057-4589-P14 Category

Crayon, Sunset on an Overcast Spring Day


Framing adds 1/2″ on the top, bottom, left and right of art.
Mounting includes an anti-UV coating.

About the Artwork

Review written by Bill Teeple, Curator of ICON Gallery in Fairfield, IA for the IOWA SOURCE (©  2019 reprinted with permission):

This photograph (and others in this collection) “reveals the rich variety of colors and textures that appear in cast iron when photographed during the “golden hour” — in this case sunset on an overcast day.  

“The artworks are macro photographs of cast iron street gratings cast with a bas-relief sculpture of a trout and framed by the words “dump no waste” and “drains to waterways.” The gratings are a plea for the public to care for the environment.

“Cast iron exposed to the open air oxidizes in different ways, creating tens of thousands of mirror-like surfaces that catch incoming light at different angles and depths. The resulting images bring the viewer in close proximity to the delicacy of early morning and late afternoon light during various weather conditions and seasons.During this golden hour light, richer and brighter colors are revealed.

“Duncan and Carla Brown’s work is created using archival pigments on cotton, and displays the same ability as the original cast iron to reflect and mirror light at different times of day. The Browns discovered the gratings in 2018. Duncan has taken thousands of photos of gratings in the Upper Midwest, and Carla has been essential in editing the images.”