Planting Pigments is a multimedia piece which sits at the intersection of plants, colors, and makings in the past and present. It draws on historical techniques to examine the small-scale production of pigments, paints, and dyes, as well as to consider the maker’s responses to and the results of the creative process, among other topics of concern.
Planting Pigments is intended as a growing piece. At the moment, it comprises of three parts:
- A digital booklet, which is available for viewing through the links below.
- Physical artwork created using the watercolor medium and exhibited within the digital booklet.
- A collection of pigment and paint samples created by international makers from many backgrounds, also documented within the digital booklet.
If you are interested in interacting or collaborating with Planting Pigments, please share your work on social media platforms with the hashtag #plantingpigments or get in contact with me through email.
*This project was originally hosted by Utrecht University, https://plantingpigments.sites.uu.nl/.