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watercolor painting of colorful geometric blue, green and yellow squares based on an irrational number algorithm

Ode to Joy – Design Story:

Years ago my son’s interest in mathematics inspired me to translate numbers into a color algorithm. I assigned colors to digits and charted out irrational numbers like Pi and Euler’s and found not only patterns but also a certain cadence within the string of numbers.  I thought I could apply the same technique to music and assigned a color to each note in Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ode to Joy for the Aspen Music Festival’s celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The palette on the cover was inspired by summer’s past and present listening to music on the great lawn outside of the …
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Isa’s Journal

mangrove trees on the beach with boats in the water in the distance

woMangrove Story

If you wonder why I do this, it’s for the women on Chira and the many others like them we work with around the world. …
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painting of a hummingbird and the earth viewed from space

Life on Earth

“The whole of life is coming to terms with yourself and the natural world. Why are you here? How do you fit in? What’s it …
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photo of a snowy hillside with three elk

Elk Dreams

There is no succinct beginning or end to a garden season. Rather, the seasons are on a constant loop with variations in tempo. Winter is when …
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watercolor painting of colorful geometric blue, green and yellow squares based on an irrational number algorithm

Ode to Joy – Design Story:

Years ago my son’s interest in mathematics inspired me to translate numbers into a color algorithm. I assigned colors to digits and charted out irrational …
Read more

See all Studio posts →