From Beyond the Sea

I have been reading Color by Victoria Finlay - it is a fascinating book, diving deep into the history of color's and the authors journey's to witness the origin of these pigments, firsthand. Needless to say, I am enthralled with the chapters on blue. The Arctic is a blue landscape. To view the indigo's in the depths of the Arctic Ocean, two thousand meters deep at the pack ice is a gift. There is the ultramarine of an iceberg that just calved, exposing a glacial interior, and the turquoise of glacial melt, intensified with the oldest particles of sediment, suspended in its coolness. There are varieties within combinations within tones of blue. As Finlay notes, Goethe wrote in Theory of C

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