Category Archives: value

Working With Itten’s 7 Colour Contrasts

“Our sense organs can function only by means of comparisons. The eye accepts a line as long when a shorter line is presented for comparison. The same line is taken as short when the line compared with it is longer. Colour effects are similarly intensified or weakened by contrasts.” Itten The Elements of Color, p. 32 Itten’s 7 kinds […]


Synesthesia #1 Yellow

Synesthesia is a condition where one mixes up the senses eg seeing a sound as a shape or tasting a colour.I don’t have synesthesia but I do see each colour as having a certain energy or movement.Starting with yellow – the chameleon with rays of energy – I sorted fabrics and threads. Using my camera set on black/white I […]