RN1091 Language of Colour, Orange, 2017

Language of Colour is based on colour’s power in conveying ideas and information. Each of the seven works in the series references idioms and expressions relating to colour — words that are peculiar to themselves grammatically but whose relation to colour gives them specific meaning.

neon mounted on aluminium box

63 3/4 × 35 1/16 in | 162 × 89 cm

orange peel

1. the rind of an orange

2. a poorly formed vinyl record

3. nickname for statesman Sir Robert Peel

orange order

a Protestant fraternal organisation based primarily in Northern Ireland, founded in 1975 as a brotherhood sworn to maintain the Protestant Ascendancy. The name is a tribute to Dutch-born Protestant King William of Orange

orange revolution

a series of protests and political events that took place in the Ukraine from late November 2004 to January 2005 in the immediate aftermath of the run-off vote of the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election which was claimed to be marred by massive corruption, voter intimidation and direct electoral fraud

orange tip

a cream-coloured butterfly, Anthocharis cardamines, of both Eurasia and North America, the male (and sometimes the female) of which has orange tips to the forewings – a sign of spring, being one of the first species to emerge

orange crush

a song by REM, released in 1988 and included on the album Green

orange squash

non-alcoholic, orange flavoured concentrated syrup used in drinks

orange bay

Orange Bay is the name of two small bays in Jamaica

orange county

a county in the US state of California. Said to have been named for the citrus fruit in an attempt to promote immigration by suggesting a semi-tropical paradise — a place where anything could grow

orange river

the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa

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