Light Blue Desire: A Manual to the Color Blue is an artist book mapping the amorphous definitions and uses of blue across languages. Gathering idioms from around the world the manual acts as a compendium of contradictions and concepts around a color that is high and low, peaceful and pornographic, melancholic and manipulative, and consistently voted the world’s favorite color. How and why does blue seep into our speech, color our thoughts, lap into language? In attempting to define a color, a concept built out of perception, we begin to let slip our interior selves.
The book developed out of a work created for the exhibition Tongue Tide, reviewed on Hyperallergic here.
Publication December 2017