(C)opyright 2017 Julia Rooney. All Rights Reserved.

Colorsend

2014-2018

Mixed media on Color-aid® cards with USPS markings;

enclosed in Mylar sleeves and bound

Dimensions variable; each card, 4.5” x 6”

The Color-aid® paper series was developed in 1948 as a system of organizing color for professional photographers. This book consists of 220 of these cards mailed between Julia Rooney and Anne Marie Rooney through the United States Postal Service between 2014-2018. The cards are enclosed within Mylar Sleeves, and bound into an accordion structure that may be open or closed. The ongoing act of painting and mailing each card is an attempt to expand on this generic color system, allowing it to “map us," as we’ve moved between cities over four years.

Above: Colorsend in both closed and forms, as it was used in a performative reading.

Right: Scans of the front side of each card; click to enlarge.

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