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Spilling Ink Across the Spectrum

by Staff

Tags: Cabinet, colors, essay writing, writing about colors,

rainbow eyeColors. They define and characterize our lives. But so often we fail to recognize their impact or unpack their individual stories. As I type this I’m surrounded by no less than three shades of gray, and that saddens me. The quarterly arts magazine Cabinet has a piece in every issue that tells the unique story of a single color or a writer’s personal experience with that particular hue. The pieces are sometimes powerful, sometimes academic, and sometimes pretentious, but always engaging and illuminating.

Erik Helin

Image by Steve Ryan, licensed under Creative Commons.