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TYPE
Artist book

DATE
February 2016

SIZE
135x185 mm

MATERIALS
Crayons and markers on cotton paper, cardboard

INFO
Iro, the Japanese word for colour, also signifies lover and the feeling or mood of a thing. Colours can refelct our delicate feelings, and Japan has a rich tradition of using colours as a language of attraction.

The colour diary was made during a two-week study tour in Japan in November 2015. Biking around in Tokyo and Kyoto, I painted colour combinations found in architecture and objects on-site, which I found especially appealing or intriguing. Out from my sketches, I have selected 28 colour combinations and made them into this artist book as a tool of inspiration.

The number of three colours refer to the musical chord, a harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard simultaneously.