blue / azul

seeking blue within a 2 mile radius – few natural sources

buscando azul dentro de un radio de 2 millas – pocas fuentes naturales


making copper ink (copper rings, water & white wine vinegar)

preperando tinta de cobre (anillos de cobre, agua y vinagre de vino blanco)

mixed with a brass and vinegar solution

mezclada con una solución de latón y vinagre

We treat desire as a problem to be solved, address what desire is for and focus on that something and how to acquire it rather than on the nature and the sensation of desire, though often it is the distance between us and the object of desire that fills the space in between with the blue of longing. I wonder sometimes whether with a slight adjustment of perspective it could be cherished as a sensation on its own terms, since it is as inherent to the human condition as blue is to distance?

Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

more colour tests, with kale and red cabbage: steeped / reduced / with vinegar / with soda ash

mas pruebas de color, con col y col lombarda: remojado / reducido / con vinagre / con carbonato de sodio

incredible colour changes with exposure to light and time (the same piece as above, in a gift box for artist Chantal Powell)


increíbles cambios de color con la exposición a la luz y el tiempo (la misma pieza de arriba, en un regalito por la artista Chantal Powell)

as a background wash for an iron gall ink illustration

como fondo para una ilustración de tinta de hiel de hierro

red cabbage mixed with copper – transforming from blue to purple to green

col lombarda mezclada con cobre – transformándose de azul a morado a verde


I tell her there are

things even the sea can’t do, like come in when

it’s going out. 

Ann Grey, My Blue Hen

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