"Oaxacan Purple" by Marisa Seguin
– 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.
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Color: Oaxacan Purple / #990066
12" x 16"
About this piece:
This piece is inspired by the dying technique of the Mixtec people of Mexico. Extracting dye from the sea snails clinging to the craggy rocks along the Oaxacan coast is a tradition that spans generations and the purple weavings made from the fibers dyed using the snails' milk are iconic to their culture. Unlike other mollusk dye techniques, the snails are not killed in the process. The milk is rubbed onto the raw fibers and starts out white, darkening to yellow then green and finally purple as it is left out in the sun to cure.
About this artist:
Marisa Seguin was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and now resides in Milwaukee, WI. When she is not illustrating, she enjoys traveling to places near and far, watching Bollywood movies, and attempting to solve crossword puzzles.
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