Raining Down Color

Submitted by Melissa Borrell

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Client: Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices

Location: Berkeley, CA, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $37,998

Project Team

Client

Berkeley Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices

Kaiser Permanente

Art Advisor

Chandra Cerrito

Chandra Cerrito Art Advisors

Overview

Raining Down Color is part of my Color Wonder Projects. Color is truly magical; mix two colors together and end up with a third and entirely different color. Its a phenomenon that we learn about as children but we usually take for granted this fantastical effect that exists in our everyday world. I never tire of combining different colors together and watching them blend before my eyes. Using acrylic sheets as my “paint” this work embodies my enchantment with color. I layer the material to create deeper and more complex colors in the same way that paint is layered and mixed. Working with a palate of six colors for this series and layering the material, I have an infinite number of possible colors work with.

Goals

My love of translucence, light and color is a tread that runs through my work across all mediums. Inspired and influenced by artists whose work I admire, the essence of this body of work is the exploration of color theory but the implications of the work go beyond the formal elements. In a world that seems to become more and more complicated day by day, I want to bring to light the magic that surrounds us all the time and share this sense of wonder I feel about the world. I am enchanted by the interplay of light, color and geometry in both natural and abstract worlds.