Frequency Range (Hz) ~ 430 – 480
Wavelength Range ~ 700nm – 635nm
Red is the colour at the end of the visible spectrum of light and is one of the scientific primary colours. Red pigment made from ochre was also one of the first colours used in prehistoric art. Since red is the colour of blood, it has historically been associated with sacrifice, danger and courage. Modern surveys in Europe and the United States show red is also the colour most commonly associated with heat, activity, passion, sexuality, anger, love and joy. In China, India and many other Asian countries it is the colour of symbolising happiness and good fortune. With such strong societal and medical symbolism, red is the perfect colour to experiment new possibilities with.
Dale Vulpes Vulpes is currently still generating work within this phase .Red sees her work explore mediums beyond ink, predominantly collage, watercolour pencil, and acrylic. The red phase is about focusing on building pieces from individual units, be that cells, proteins, strips of paper or units of related work. It also sees Dale experiment beyond recognisable representative art, and incorporate some of her feminist and public healthcare politics into the works. Presently she is working towards larger more intricate pieces inspired by the smaller expressive pieces displayed here.