Colour Provenance

9th January 2014

Exploring the provenance of colour in a world where we take colour for granted, Laura Daza Carreno - showing her final project work at Textile Futures work in progress show - looks to bring a revised appreciation of colour through an understanding of its history, whilst at the same time reviving colours that have been lost over time.

Exploring the ancient world of colour and through developing an understanding of how colour was sourced and created in the past, Laura hopes to create new colour from natural materials using traditional craft methods.

For instance her Mummy Brown is achieved from grinding down mumified animals whilst her verdigris, similarly to in historical times when the colour was first created, she is scraping rust particles to create raw and new pigments.

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