Classlist: A tapestry of Colour (Sample)

The tapestry pictured is composed of the colour representation of names of persons in our class [Experimental Studio Winter 2020]. Many people tend to associate particular colours with letters of the alphabet and I used a colour/alphabet key based on these associations to create tapestry/mosaic squares from the first and last names of people in our class. In the centre of each square is our root/essence- our family/last names which are then framed by the colours of our first/given names. The names depicted in this sample belong to our instructor Diane Borsato, as well as , Victoria abballe, Isabella De Tullio and, Grace Bilger, respectively.

Spector F, Maurer D. The colors of the alphabet: naturally-biased associations between shape and color. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 2011;37(2):484–495. doi:10.1037/a0021437

Chawntay Barrett.

One thought on “Classlist: A tapestry of Colour (Sample)

  1. – This is a good start – to exploring our associations to colours, and identity –
    – I wonder how it gives us more information or insight into who people are? Or speaks directly to the synesthetic character of our perceptions? Do the resulting images give us more than just being direct interpretations of this code? And what do “natural associations” mean? I wonder how this idea could be developed to reflect more personal relationships with colour – or how me might get more from the images to learn about the people they represent. And what do our names mean anyway? Lots of things to explore – but remember your system should come with some new insights, surprises, associations, and other things to engage your viewers… and consider the finish of the work too – is it a drawing, a book, a slide show? etc….

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