The portfolio NINE (2008), is the artist’s ultimate choice of her project to create a series of monochrome compositions of straight horizontals and verticals, based on colour related words.
Nine works have been chosen out of a series of 208 different compositions which were the result of her project “Checker Alphabet” (2006). To originate these compositions the artist developed a system of formal rules to convert colour related words (granite, olive, emerald) into a pattern of horizontals and verticals.
Annesas Appel has chosen eight basic colour groups, blue, brown, yellow, gray, green, orange, purple and red, as a starting point of her project. Within each colour group an A-Z of 26 colour related words have been compiled, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. Through a specific counting system the individual letters that make up words, are converted to numbers, based on mathematic premises.
These numbers are applied to an x- and y- axial system. The colour of the resulting checker pattern evolves from the colour of the word that is being used (for example the red of a tomato). Each pattern is being named after the initial letter of the word involved. The total result is a collection of 208 unique works.
NINE is a selection of nine works on paper out of these 8 colour-series, printed in silk screen. Printed by: Zeger Reijers. Published by: Johan Deumens, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
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