Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes writer, colorist, and artisan activist Keith Recker to discuss his new book True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments.
Keith Recker is a color trend consultant for Pantone, and editor and founder of HAND/EYE magazine (handeyemagazine.com). Keith is coauthor of PANTONE: The Twentieth Century in Color. He is the Creative Director of the International Folk Art Market (folkartmarket.org) and contributing editor to TABLE Magazine (tablemagazine.com). Keith lives in Shelter Island, New York.
True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes & Pigments (facebook.com/truecolorsbykeithrecker/)
True Colors is about artists who create color from natural materials and about the historical importance and environmental sustainability of this practice. Deep conversations with twenty-eight artisans from every part of the globe reveal their wisdom, traditions, and know-how— and suggest that we ignore what they know at our peril. Traditional approaches to making color offer sustainable options to a fashion system badly in need of them and memorable cultural narratives to a world hungry for beauty and spirituality. True Colors provides an immersive visual experience and an inspiring travelogue of personal stories and practical information from artists who are leaving their mark on the world.