Welcome to Rainbow Squared, a creative and spiritual practice of noticing and making.

Every week you’ll receive a piece in your inbox, or 49 pieces a year. Each consists of an animation and an essay inspired by a randomly-drawn color combination from a 7x7 rainbow grid:

Most pieces are produced by me, ilyse iris. For this fifth year of the project, every seventh piece will be from a guest artist. If you are interested in collaborating one day, please reach out.

To learn more about the context of this project and to experience each of the previous years in giant twitchy grids, please visit arainbowsquared.com

Here is how the grid is looking about halfway through the year this year:

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You can also find me on Instagram @rainbowsquared.