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
1. the rind of an orange
2. a poorly formed vinyl record
3. nickname for statesman Sir Robert Peel
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
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
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
a song by REM, released in 1988 and included on the album Green
non-alcoholic, orange flavoured concentrated syrup used in drinks
Orange Bay is the name of two small bays in Jamaica
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
the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa
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