This winter, I set out to create another optical effect: a lit candle that brightens as the eyes adjust to the dark. The effect– a demonstration comparing our two types of vision rather than a true illusion–works because our night vision sees color differently, allowing a camouflaged flame to emerge Continue reading →
To see things differently doesn’t always mean seeing more. Limiting the senses– a candlelight dinner, a silent cathedral–enhances sensory experience.
One way to limit color vision is to wear colored lenses. I have been wearing purple lenses as sunglasses, and occasionally indoors, for several weeks weeks. They came in a pack of 12 assorted colored sunglasses from a company called Glo-X. Continue reading →
In the previous post, Exploring the Secrets of a Color Blind Artist’s Work, a closer look at Brian Brooks’s paintings offers clues to how he sees the world differently. This post explores the trajectory of his paintings after he became more aware of color blindness.
How a deeper awareness of color blindness influenced Brian’s work
After realizing that Brian’s color blindness was frustrating the painting process, I suggested he paint with a limited palette. He had never considered this. Continue reading →
We know not everyone sees the world in the same way. But do we ever really think about it?
An offhand remark can be life-changing. My boyfriend, Brian Brooks, is red-green color blind, and asked me one day if I could label his watercolor tray so he would stop mixing up reds and greens and browns. I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Continue reading →