Last time we checked in with artist Adrien Broom it was when she was in the middle of her acclaimed Color Project, an eight-part series that explored the world of color through the eyes of a child. Finally, after two exciting years, the Color Project is finished with the completion of the rainbow world and it was well worth the wait.
"The first time I saw all the images together, in succession, I felt completely overwhelmed," explains Broom. "When starting this project two years ago I really had no idea how we were going to make it happen and what the finished piece was going to look like. Each world we created with only it in mind; I wanted to submerge myself into each color and not worry [what] was next until it was upon me. The project and colors unfolded in a magical way, and seeing everything together is really amazing for me."
Just because one chapter is closed doesn't mean Broom will be slowing down, not with her upcoming Seven Deadly Sins project with New York's Hudson River Museum coming together—which is part of a larger exploration between six other museums. When we interviewed her back in April, she couldn't discuss too many details regarding the show, aside from her covering "Envy," but now she's able to spill some more details. "The show will be part installation, part photography; including a portraits gallery of common figures in these types of tales, as well as some narrative imagery."
Recently Broom has been working on two stories for the project—one is from a Brothers Grimm story, The White Bride and the Black One (where one bride kills the other in order to marry the king), and the other is the three golden children, which has been translated from many different languages and comes in various forms. "The general story involves three triplets all born with stars on their forehead, and in this version diamonds in their hair," explains Broom, who was nice enough to send over some initial images from those stories too.
While you wait for more developments on the fairy tale project, you will soon be able to visit the entire Color Project (as well as a corresponding installation) when it is on view at the Hudson River Museum as part of Broom's very first solo museum show called Shadows of Envy, Colors of Life, which will be opening in June 2015.