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"Indigo" by Amanda Kiefer

Amanda Kiefer

"Indigo" by Amanda Kiefer

$ 30.00
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.


Amanda Kiefer

Color: Indigo / #4B0082
Giclee Print
12" x 16"

About this piece:
Indigofera tinctoria was an extremely highly sought after plant, which was introduced to India in the post-Vedic period ranging from 500 BC to 3rd century A.D.

Europeans gained quite a taste for this dye and traded with India for a high price: Catherine E. Mckinley explains the importance and far-reaching effects of indigo: "Indigo was more powerful than the gun. It was used literally as a currency. They were trading one length of cloth, in exchange for one human body".

The word indigo comes form the Greek Indikon and the Latin Indicum, which means “a substance from India.”

According to Hindu tradition, Indigo is associated with the Ajna chakra. The Ajna, brow, third eye or indigo chakra is located in the center of the forehead and is covered with a Bindi to show reverence.

Some who practice Hinduism along with some Westerners who practice pseudoscientific religions believe that a child can be born with a strengthened Indigo chakra and are believed to be extra-sensitive. They are called 'Indigo Children'.

About this artist:
Amanda Kiefer is a concept artist mainly focused in character design working at Skydance Interactive in Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been featured in indie games and Kickstarter projects and published in magazines including ImagineFX and Savage Worlds. She is inspired by classical artists, Eurocomics, music, and culture. She is currently in the concept phase of creating her first graphic novel.


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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