What is this?
Each week you will receive a new piece of art. Specifically, a stop-motion photo animation along with a tiny essay, each about a color combination determined from a 7 by 7 rainbow grid:
🟥🟧🟨🟩🟦🟪🔲 X 🟥🟧🟨🟩🟦🟪🔲
Or, a rainbow squared.
I’ve made 49 pieces a year for 4 years, now on my 5th. In past years, I have executed the pieces in order, starting with Red Red and ending with Black White Black White. For 2021, I am producing the pieces “out of order,” or in a different order: an emergent order. Using a deck of Rainbow Squared cards, I will draw a new card each week to determine which color combination to use. I will go through the entire deck until I have made all 49 pieces for the year.
Subscribe to find out the color combination of the week, get the latest piece sent right to your inbox, and a link to the updated color grid.
Where can I experience the whole thing?
The work mostly lives on arainbowsquared.com, where you can see and experience each year’s grid in its full glory. Please do poke around, watch the gifs, read the text, let it wash over you. And if you have a slow internet, wait a little bit for each of the 49 gifs to load! It’s worth it.
I have some thoughts!
I want to hear them! Drop me a line by replying to the emails. I always appreciate hearing from you, from one word to a whole essay back.