RN1093 Language of Colour, Green, 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

green goddess

1. colloquial name for the Bedford RLHZ Self-Propelled Pump,
a fire engine used originally by the Auxiliary Fire Service

2. salad dressing   3. Earth Mother   4. marijuana

green gold

naturally-occurring alloy of silver and gold that has a green appearance

green fairy

the alcoholic drink absinthe, originally formulated with the hallucinogenic herb wormwood, was popular in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, and among aesthetes everywhere, and was sometimes known as la fée verte (the green fairy)

green light

signal to go

green fingers

considerable talent or ability to grow plants

green card

US work permit

green room

area of a theatre or studio in which performers can relax when they are not performing

greenback

slang term for US paper dollar

greensleeves

traditional English folk song or tune. One possible interpretation of the lyrics is that Lady Green Sleeves was a promiscuous woman with grass stains on her clothing

Regular price $30,951.00

Shipping calculated at checkout.