Mixed Messages – Louise Scillitoe-Brown
This installation plays with mixing colours and filtering light.
Some work with the primary colours: magenta, cyan and process yellow. These combine as they overlap creating green, purple and orange. The mirrors at the back reflect the view opposite filtered through the segmented colours.
There are several mirrors so you should be able to see the sections of colour, reflection of the view opposite and possibly yourself, whatever your height.
The other filters are made up of ‘pre-mixed’ colours: orange, ultramarine, scarlet, green; which when combined either filter-out the light completely or make brown. That is because all the colours in the spectrum will have been blocked.
A large mirror at the bottom both bounces the light and reflects the whole installation making it look as if it disappears though the bottom of the phone box.
Much of my work is made from recycled and surplus materials and when using new materials, I re-use them wherever I can. You will see reference notes, registration marks and fixings on the circles showing their history. Have a look on my website to see if you can identify where they have been used before.
I am fascinated with light and colour and how light carries information through the ether into our eyes and ears to be interpreted by the mind.