2017  Petri dish, agar solution, bread, lemon, milk and cheese  My fascination in the categorisation and collection of colour within the Pantone Colour guides, lead me to want to create a ‘spectrum’ of my own. I decided to source my colours from mould as I’ve always been fascinated in what decay gives in regards to colour and form. After a week of growth I photographed the 4 dishes and using a piece of computer software, I extracted the 50 medium colours from each of them.  The results can be seen on the next page >

2017

Petri dish, agar solution, bread, lemon, milk and cheese

My fascination in the categorisation and collection of colour within the Pantone Colour guides, lead me to want to create a ‘spectrum’ of my own. I decided to source my colours from mould as I’ve always been fascinated in what decay gives in regards to colour and form. After a week of growth I photographed the 4 dishes and using a piece of computer software, I extracted the 50 medium colours from each of them.

The results can be seen on the next page >

Decay Colour Gradients
Decay Colour Gradients

1. Bread

2. Lemon

3. Milk

4. Strawberry

Each circular gradient resembles 5 colours extracted from the mould as seen prior. A total of 50 medium colours were extracted for each subject. The colours are in order of occurrence and start via the most common colour, descending to the least (most common) colour.

A total of 200 colours were extracted from decay in this project.

 2017  Petri dish, agar solution, bread, lemon, milk and cheese  My fascination in the categorisation and collection of colour within the Pantone Colour guides, lead me to want to create a ‘spectrum’ of my own. I decided to source my colours from mould as I’ve always been fascinated in what decay gives in regards to colour and form. After a week of growth I photographed the 4 dishes and using a piece of computer software, I extracted the 50 medium colours from each of them.  The results can be seen on the next page >
Decay Colour Gradients

2017

Petri dish, agar solution, bread, lemon, milk and cheese

My fascination in the categorisation and collection of colour within the Pantone Colour guides, lead me to want to create a ‘spectrum’ of my own. I decided to source my colours from mould as I’ve always been fascinated in what decay gives in regards to colour and form. After a week of growth I photographed the 4 dishes and using a piece of computer software, I extracted the 50 medium colours from each of them.

The results can be seen on the next page >

Decay Colour Gradients

1. Bread

2. Lemon

3. Milk

4. Strawberry

Each circular gradient resembles 5 colours extracted from the mould as seen prior. A total of 50 medium colours were extracted for each subject. The colours are in order of occurrence and start via the most common colour, descending to the least (most common) colour.

A total of 200 colours were extracted from decay in this project.

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