Throughout this edition of SNAPline we’ve strived to reach a diverse range of voices and connect to ideas, philosophies, and practices of and about colour. These contributions go from the very local, as our feature Print Artist Taryn Kneteman reveals, to personal stories of identity & discovery in the works of Mitchell Chalifoux and Braxton Garneau. Anong Beam’s writing and generous sharing of family history tell a story of pigment discovery, creation, and the indigenization of naming, pointing to a difference in knowing a colour’s name to experiencing a colour through all senses past and present. The words and images shared within these pages speak to a connectivity to the power of expression found in colour in profoundly personal ways, yet the inky draw down applications illustrated in Barbara Balfour’s writing will summon in any printmaker a connection to their materials, that perfect meditative place of mixing ink, when you are anticipating the creation of an image before the potential anxiety and frustrations of actually making it so. From all of us at SNAPline, enjoy the Colour issue!
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