Jillian Tamaki

Tiny Paper Quilts

May 11th, 2010

I’ve always liked playing with colour via clippings. When I was cutting these little squares out, I suddenly remembered making a crazy rainbow collage on my parents’ dining room table for my Foundation entrance portfolio. I think I’ve always been interested in colour relationships, although I don’t consider myself particularly strong in that area.

I was interested to read Josef Albers say that learning color theory via colored paper is more useful given they are fixed and not infinitely adjustable, as paint is.

I had a student ask why someone would physically silkscreen something when the same effect could be achieved quicker, with a lot less mess, on the computer. A fair enough question. Maybe she’s too young yet to be jaded by the tyranny of Photoshop colour sliders.