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"Engineering" by Erica Meschwitz

Erica Meschwitz

"Engineering" by Erica Meschwitz

$ 35.00
Color Anthropology
– How Color Shaped the World –

Color Anthropology features sixty international illustrators and designers who, through their prints and originals, have provided a snapshot into the history, significance, and prominence of some of their favorite colors from throughout the ages. From Egyptian Blue to Millenial Pink, Ancient to Contemporary, each color has stories we can't even begin to imagine. The Color Anthropology Exhibition is on display March 21st - May 20th, 2017.

You can view the gallery and archive of artwork here.


Erica Meschwitz
Nova Scotia

Color: Naples Yellow / #FADA5E
Giclee Print
12" x 16"

About this piece:
Naples Yellow is one of the first synthetic colors produced by humans. While generally represented as a pale warm yellow, it can encompass a range of warm yellows depending on the circumstances of production. For years this pigment has been a choice in depicting light in traditional oil paintings and has been used in many famous works including by artists such as Van Gogh and John Signer Sargent.
The relationship humans have with both food and color is deeply interconnected, and I wanted to showcase one of the oldest crops in agriculture people have propagated and engineered over time - wheat - using one of the oldest synthetic pigments. The pale golden tinge of wheat fields is inherently recognizable across most of the world and represents both livelihood, and genetic curating that devised more durable, brilliant, and enhanced produce. It is the same drive to create something 'more' using similar chemistry and biology that led to improved pigments such as Naples Yellow.

About this artist:
I am an artist living and working in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I studied Fine Art at NSCAD University here before moving into a career in animation supervising Layout.

I love illustration and concept design, and I work with media ranging from oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, and digital paint.


Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase. For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. **We are a small team and are only able to fill orders on Wednesdays and Fridays. As soon as your package has filled, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. There may be short processing period between packaging and shipping. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.

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