Week 7

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As I start to connect my thoughts and patterns of want seems to catch my eye,  I am realizing that colour (especially within nature) is something my eyes favour.  In realization of this fact I have tuned into my thoughts about colour. Colour is a basic element within art.  I love that colour has the power to convey a mood or feeling. Colour is used as a way to prompt so many things in the human world (traffic lights for example,  and hot or cold lakes on taps).  This past week I have expanded my search and analysis of colour.

I looked high and low for a subject that would allow me to explore colour in a less- than – normal way.  When I looked down to the floor I found an illusion if colour where I had least expected.  I found my socks.  My socks featured a black and white Heathered /peppered knit.  I noticed that up close my socks were evidently a mixture of white and black.  However in a further away view the socks would appear grey, as if the two colours has mixed.  The illusion of two colours mixing became my focus. This optical illusion is called optical mixing.  I began to realize that many fabrics found day to day fit the colour disruption of optical mixing or optical blending!

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I added this blurry image to enhance the optical mixing. Often in motion our eyes take longer to focus and the object will appear looking blurred, and therefore enhancing optical mixing
I added this blurry image to enhance the optical mixing. Often in motion our eyes take longer to focus and the object will appear looking blurred, and therefore enhancing optical mixing
If you let yourself focus and stare at the image the sock with appear less as a black and white Heathered sock and more like a grey sock
If you let yourself focus and stare at the image the sock with appear less as a black and white Heathered sock and more like a grey sock
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