I recently finished a painting I did for my husband, a civil engineer. Here's what he had to say about the background of the painting:
"This painting is based on depth grid generated by a flood simulation of Galia River near Buckeye, Arizona, complements of Zach Whitten, PE, and Water Resource Engineer. Thank you Zach.
"Depth grids are generated by overlaying modeled flood elevations with topographic data. The grids are used to visually illustrate flooding, with darker more intense colors representing areas of deeper inundation and lighter colors representing shallow flood conditions. Depth grids, along with velocity output from hydraulic models, can be used to determine which area of inundation are likely to be life threatening. The grids play a direct role in dam classifications, flood warning, and evacuation planning.
"Water Resource engineers think they are absolutely beautiful."
Braided Water | 30" x 50" | acrylic | 2014