In 1973 while in my first year at Hampshire College I took Arthur Hoener’s signature class: Color Theory. The syllabus was based on a book by one of Hoener’s mentors, Josef Albers, The Interaction of Color. I was completely captivated by the exercises and enjoyed the so-called “free studies,” which helped me explore the strategies I was learning. In the following year I was Hoener’s TA for the class. I have been fascinated ever since and have regularly studied different kinds of color interaction. Over the last ten years, I have been creating these Dazzlers. They are both tedious and satisfying to make. Some viewers complain that they hurt their eyes. All are composed of grids of single-colored squares organized to create the effect.

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