An Alternative Colour Study: A New Matter

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An Alternative Colour Study: A New Matter

Rose Fewtrell



An Alternarive Colour Study: A New Matter

Rose Fewtrell

Colour, materials, imaging techniques, surface, scale, matter, scientific study, re-contextualising

BA Design Goldsmiths, University of London. Printed May 2021, London



Contents About .................. 7 Colour Palettes .................. 9 First Mixes .................. 12 Light and Surface Studies .................. 19 Telescopic Studies .................. 31 Geological Studies .................. 45 Medical Imaging Studies .................. 63 End .................. 75


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About The use of Play-Doh continues into part two of this colour study, however the aim here becomes focused on losing its associations with being a play-material and recontextualising it into a specimen that could be used as an alternative form of study. The continuous mixing that no longer takes place in hands allows for uncontrollable colour ways, spreading into one another until an unusable blob forms. As the colour mixes are pushed, the results replicate something living, a surface that is not flat yet also now more organic in colour. The work constitutes as if it were a fingerprint of a natural process. A scientist may look at the spots of Play-Doh and wonder what determines the shape, size and composition. Can we explain these features and discover regularities? Is it possible to predict or control what the material will look like once squashed? To some extent yes. Where the samples are placed on the page can conjure up an assumption of what will appear but after the sample is repeatedly pressed and pages are used up, the result is a new discovery every time. The colours that result from these mixes may seem dirty and uncomfortable, often in the spectrum of flesh colours or mould, but upon closer inspection, the sequence that allowed for that colour to be reached demonstrates a journey of interesting physical information. For each mix, the areas pushed and bent on the outside of the notebooks differ each time which makes for a variety of patterns. Thus, a single mix contains a wealth of information about the composition of the original Play-Doh colour samples and with the support of labelling and re-composing the image itself, information on the type of surface and its history can be suggested.

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Colour palettes extracted from the material


C 61 / M 50 / Y 62 / K 54 C 58 / M 36 / Y 70 / K 23

C 25 / M 42 / Y 53 / K 14 C 57 / M 31 / Y 56 / K 14

C 64 / M 17 / Y 84 / K 02 C 06 / M 16 / Y 04 / K 00 C 40 / M 25 / Y 30 / K 06 C 20 / M 27 / Y 47 / K 05

C 05 / M 15 / Y 67 / K 00 C 56 / M 16 / Y 63 / K 01 C 16 / M 67 / Y 05 / K 00 C 71 / M 21 / Y 32 / K 03

C 57 / M 49 / Y 72 / K 48 C 51 / M 28 / Y 78 / K 12

C 28 / M 53 / Y 51 / K 21 C 31 / M 49 / Y 47 / K 25

C 58 / M 32 / Y 34 / K 12 C 05 / M 21 / Y 50 / K 00 C 62 / M 15 / Y 91 / K 02 C 13 / M 35 / Y 33 / K 02

C 42 / M 47 / Y 39 / K 24 C 40 / M 58 / Y 64 / K 52 C 45 / M 44 / Y 51 / K 33 C 34 / M 53 / Y 56 / K 34

C 42 / M 28 / Y 48 / K 10 C 45 / M 47 / Y 65 / K 39 C 36 / M 49 / Y 44 / K 29 C 32 / M 46 / Y 93 / K 28 C 46 / M 29 / Y 75 / K 12 C 67 / M 40 / Y 66 / K 33

C 26 / M 55 / Y 63 / K 18 C 34 / M 75 / Y 35 / K 22 C 11 / M 53 / Y 00 / K 00 C 55 / M 38 / Y 43 / K 22 C 46 / M 54 / Y 47 / K 41 C 20 / M 74 / Y 90 / K 09

C 35 / M 48 / Y 46 / K 29 C 67 / M 51 / Y 49 / K 43 C 48 / M 49 / Y 63 / K 49 C 37 / M 51 / Y 50 / K 36 C 45 / M 49 / Y 39 / K 25 C 30 / M 47 / Y 49 / K 23

C 39 / M 25 / Y 55 / K 08 C 19 / M 44 / Y 28 / K 04 C 08 / M 09 / Y 55 / K 00 C 72 / M 20 / Y 76 / K 04 C 37 / M 42 / Y 73 / K 29 C 62 / M 43 / Y 69 / K 37

C 10 / M 28 / Y 82 / K 01 C 63 / M 42 / Y 86 / K 37 C 10 / M 45 / Y 00 / K 00 C 61 / M 00 / Y 74 / K 00 C 63 / M 11 / Y 33 / K 00 C 65 / M 77 / Y 00 / K 00

C 42 / M 47 / Y 47 / K 34 C 38 / M 21 / Y 26 / K 03 C 02 / M 36 / Y 02 / K 00 C 43 / M 32 / Y 65 / K 15 C 48 / M 00 / Y 09 / K 00 C 19 / M 54 / Y 34 / K 06

C 55 / M 13 / Y 27 / K 00 C 32 / M 22 / Y 55 / K 06

C 46 / M 36 / Y 44 / K 19 C 74 / M 43 / Y 30 / K 14

C 37 / M 63 / Y 49 / K 42 C 45 / M 48 / Y 74 / K 28 C 46 / M 29 / Y 75 / K 42 C 11 / M 63 / Y 20 / K 01

C 30 / M 54 / Y 36 / K 16 C 77 / M 71 / Y 37 / K 28 C 34 / M 76 / Y 41 / K 32 C 57 / M 44 / Y 70 / K 39

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Colour palettes extracted from the material


C 42 / M 47 / Y 61 / K 39 C 38 / M 58 / Y 34 / K 17

C 26 / M 43 / Y 59 / K 16 C 40 / M 51 / Y 17 / K 02

C 79 / M 50 / Y 22 / K 05 C 25 / M 62 / Y 44 / K 15 C 45 / M 36 / Y 73 / K 22 C 34 / M 41 / Y 67 / K 25

C 04 / M 09 / Y 74 / K 00 C 00 / M 51 / Y 81 / K 00 C 45 / M 90 / Y 26 / K 16 C 34 / M 32 / Y 59 / K 14

C 28 / M 37 / Y 09 / K 00 C 50 / M 17 / Y 62 / K 02

C 51 / M 51 / Y 62 / K 50 C 73 / M 41 / Y 72 / K 37

C 21 / M 60 / Y 81 / K 11 C 73 / M 45 / Y 42 / K 30 C 46 / M 17 / Y 82 / K 03 C 83 / M 51 / Y 29 / K 14

C 57 / M 46 / Y 44 / K 31 C 36 / M 51 / Y 57 / K 38 C 52 / M 50 / Y 46 / K 38 C 28 / M 47 / Y 35 / K 13

C 43 / M 51 / Y 54 / K 43 C 73 / M 45 / Y 71 / K 47 C 32 / M 63 / Y 26 / K 07 C 74 / M 48 / Y 27 / K 10 C 39 / M 40 / Y 79 / K 27 C 51 / M 27 / Y 52 / K 10

C 11 / M 26 / Y 24 / K 01 C 61 / M 04 / Y 07 / K 00 C 35 / M 63 / Y 50 / K 38 C 23 / M 43 / Y 76 / K 13 C 38 / M 00 / Y 44 / K 00 C 32 / M 74 / Y 24 / K 06

C 47 / M 50 / Y 60 / K 47 C 45 / M 61 / Y 36 / K 23 C 62 / M 36 / Y 61 / K 23 C 49 / M 45 / Y 72 / K 38 C 24 / M 40 / Y 56 / K 13 C 40 / M 43 / Y 46 / K 27

C 19 / M 20 / Y 32 / K 03 C 62 / M 23 / Y 52 / K 06 C 06 / M 17 / Y 70 / K 00 C 58 / M 31 / Y 65 / K 14 C 12 / M 64 / Y 00 / K 00 C 40 / M 41 / Y 50 / K 26

C 38 / M 43 / Y 38 / K 21 C 21 / M 58 / Y 34 / K 07 C 08 / M 68 / Y 88 / K 01 C 07 / M 32 / Y 11 / K 00 C 01 / M 74 / Y 11 / K 00 C 42 / M 34 / Y 48 / K 17

C 47 / M 39 / Y 43 / K 23 C 69 / M 56 / Y 29 / K 12 C 04 / M 44 / Y 36 / K 00 C 14 / M 29 / Y 47 / K 03 C 31 / M 00 / Y 00 / K 00 C 72 / M 44 / Y 39 / K 25

C 21 / M 10 / Y 38 / K 00 C 34 / M 45 / Y 31 / K 12

C 35 / M 61 / Y 26 / K 07 C 28 / M 59 / Y 57 / K 24

C 28 / M 30 / Y 40 / K 10 C 10 / M 53 / Y 30 / K 01 C 53 / M 32 / Y 91 / K 18 C 06 / M 00 / Y76 / K 00

C 56 / M 39 / Y 43 / K 23 C 51 / M 29 / Y 59 / K 12 C 07 / M 31 / Y 13 / K 00 C 03 / M 24 / Y 39 / K 00

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In Sequence


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In Sequence

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Colour Mix 1

Scale 1:1

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Colour Mix 2

Scale 1:1

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Colour mix 1

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Colour mix 2

Scale 1:1

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Light and Surface Studies

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Colour & Light 1


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Colour & Light 2


Colour & Light 2

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Surface Colour 1


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Surface Colour 2


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Surface Colour 3


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Telescopic Studies

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Telescopic Study

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Wide Field / Planetary Camera

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Telescopic Study

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VLT (Very Large Telescope)


Telescopic Study

VLT (Very Large Telescope)

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Telescopic Study

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VLT (Very Large Telescope)


Telescopic Study

VLT (Very Large Telescope)

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Geological Studies

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Assorted Erosion Surfaces

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Rock Cabinet


Rock Cabinet

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Landsat Imagery, Land and Sea 1


Landsat Imagery, Land and Sea 2

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Assorted Surface Melts


Assorted Surface Melts

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Assorted Surface Melts


Assorted Surface Melts

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Assorted Surface Melts


Assorted Surface Melts

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Landsat Imagery, Glacial Melts 1-6


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Landsat Imagery, Glacial Melts


Landsat Imagery, Glacial Melts

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Medical Imaging Studies

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Microscopy of Biological Tissues

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Microscopy of Biological Tissues

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Fig 1. Golgi Staining

Fig 2. Kossa Staining

Microscopy Cont. Staining of Tissues

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Fig 3. Bodian Staining

Fig 2. Azan Staining

Microscopy Cont. Staining of Tissues

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Computed Tomography Scan


Computed Tomography Scan

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Computed Tomography Scan


Computed Tomography Scan

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Computed Tomography Scan


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Image Credits All images used are my own

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These studies are to be viewed as re-imagined images of the material Play-Doh, they are not to be understood as literal scientific studies, but as a way of interpretting the material as a new matter. They do exist in hope that they form a new outlook on a play material not typically used for this form of ‘study’.

BA Design Goldsmiths, University of London. Printed May 2021, London

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