songs about rainbows? ...Not only does the thoughtful combination of color delight me; color in general, is a pretty fascinating topic. For example, have you ever wondered why cultures that tend to spice up their foods also, generally speaking, often prefer the more saturated hues of the color spectrum, and in larger combinations? ME TOO! When I embarked on my journey to India 5 years ago, I went with the high hopes of basking in the reality that fashion icon Diana Vreeland first observed in the 60s, that hot pink was the navy blue of India....and I was not disappointed.
Here are a couple images of abundant color that I find compelling and poignant and beautiful. The first is one from Chris Jordan, from his series covering the devastation of hurricane Katrina: an image that speaks both of overwhelming tragedy and hope of mythic proportion, jogging our collective memories of a rainbow after another horrific flood. Next, Hans Hemmert's balloon tank that takes the adult reality of war and deflates it with children's play....swords will be turned into plowshares, tanks into party balloons. And last, the work of Haas&Hahn with the help of a team of thirty painters and Tintas Coral on homes in Dona Marta, Botafogo, Brazil; taking a marginalized neighborhood and making it a sacred space, a destination for those in search of beauty.