Let’s Talk Purple

Ceramics (department)

Colours have the ability to stand for culture, quality, way of life, memories, emotions, history, perceptions, marketing, and so on. How do you communicate these qualities when the colour is left out? How do you dictate what a colour means to you without the colour itself? What is left to perceive? Each student uses their personal associations with purple and translates these into a visual language by designing a tile. The tiles are unglazed; they are not coloured. The tiles, like hieroglyphs, tell you a story. The construction clad with the tiles is visually cut and/or wrapped in a transparent purple sheet. Looking through the sheet, colour and form join together again.