Power, Susan C.
July 1996
Surface Design Journal;Summer96, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the importance of color. It explains that colors can be used to communicate moods and feelings as well as express information about the artist. The natural associations held by colors, such as the color red connoting the idea of blood, are discussed and the organic materials used by artists to create pigments are examined. The particular significance of colors in Native American culture is addressed, including the use of symbols and brightly-colored clothing. Various examples of Native American myths surrounding colors are also provided.


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