Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Painting from the Crypt

Been cleaning out my storage room and look at these old treasures I found.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The aesthetics of plastic colour

I've been thinking about the colours used in plastics and found out that plastic is actually off-white in its natural state. So any colour is added must be a dye and the dyes that are used are chosen from our modern colour charts (by whichever company the plastic manufacturers use). This confirms the notion that contemporary colour theory is based on the colour chart and not the Newtonian colour wheel. I wrote an essay about this for my History of Looking and Perception class, it is below.

Corrosive Beauty, Benign Repugnance: The Buzz of Contemporary Colour