What color would you call this? Aqua? Teal? Turquoise? Just look at that vibrant Robin’s egg blue! It’s almost impossible to define it using just one name. Cyan? This in-between color reminds me of key ideas in media literacy education, along with implications for practice. That audiences are involved in the processes of making meaning is perhaps the most exciting […]

Ochre is a favorite pigment for painting and printing. It’s variations are expansive. Mix in a little white for a light sandy brown or yellowish hue. Add a tad of red to create a sharp, yet warm, sienna. Ochre is not only versatile in visual artworks and imagery, but also ancient with a vast history in the visual expressions of

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When I notice pink, I feel delighted. I feel inspired. Yet, pink is so often degraded as social structures have aligned this color with all that is female. It is defined in American culture as a color of and relating to femininity or woman-ness and is therefore flighty, skittish, silly, or even weak. “Boys don’t wear pink.” But I don’t

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Sometimes, for me, the color yellow evokes Rebecca Elson’s poem Antidotes to Fear of Death (provided below). Today, as spring snow showers linger outside my window, I too stir myself into a youthful universe and into the light “of all the not yet stars.” I’ve been dreaming in yellow– seeing twirling sunflowers dancing across a bright blue sky. They smile

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How many ways do you see red? I see rust, maroon, salmon and crimson. I see tawny, copper, auburn and bronze. My eyes are aflame.Behold! This rubescent world. In this series, I’ll share collections of colors gathered from my archives of original digital photography and artwork. The inspiration for this series of posts emerged from my piece published on February

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