ATC – Red

I haven’t participated since 2006, but I decided to get re-acquainted with the site Swap-bot. One of the swaps I joined is to make nine Artist Trading Cards, each focused on one color. Here it is before I pop it into the mail. It felt so good to make. If I just carve out a little time to create, I’m a much more content person.

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The ‘pure’ red of which certain abstractionists speak does not exist. Any red is rooted in blood, glass, wine, hunters’ caps and a thousand other concrete phenomena. Otherwise we would have no feeling toward red and its relations…

–Robert Motherwell

Red protects itself. No colour is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum.

–Derek Jarman

A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful.

–Henri Matisse

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