Thursday, March 11, 2010
Inspired by Josef Albers, Color Theorist
We make pendants, and we like blocks of solid colors. A friend of mine, Jim Schindler, saw them and said, "Those look like Josef Albers' work." Now, I didn't know Josef Albers from Joseph and Mary, but I went right home and googled him. Jim was right! (Check out The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation website.)
Albers was fascinated by the ways that colors interacted with each other. A lot of his work involved various shades and hues of the same colors and complementary colors. I offer for your enjoyment (or criticism, as the case may be), the pendants that are, even now, firing in the kiln.
I created a batch that involved cool colors--the blues and greens--
and a batch with warm colors--reds, yellows, and oranges.
Then some have complementary colors--red and green, orange and blue, for example.
I'll post photos one they are all fused and looking good. Thank you, Josef Albers!