Index of Color

2011-15

A series of chromatic indexes that catalog each appearance of color in various works of literature. The chromatic data is translated into cumulative vertical spectrums or plotted horizontally. Each index can be seen as a document of an intimate aesthetic encounter with a text. From a series of twenty indexes.

Color Index: One-Way Street by Walter Benjamin, 6" x 8", 2011

Color Index: Utopia by Thomas More, 6" x 8", 2011

Color Index: Of Walking on Ice by Werner Herzog, 6" x 12", 2011

Color Index: The Unknown Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac, 6" x 8", 2011

Color Index: Ghosts by Paul Auster,  6" x 12", 2011

Color Index: Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 6" x 18", 2011

Color Index: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, 6" x 18", 2011

Color Index: The Pastoral Symphony, 6" x 8", 2011

Color Index: History of an Autumn, 6" x 8", 2011

Color Plot: Moby Dick by Herman Melville, 23" x 43", 2010

Color Plot: To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, 13" x 43", 2010.

Color Plot: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, 9" x 43", 2010.

Anna Gray +
Ryan Wilson Paulsen