This week in Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers course we were on the lookout for colour. We were encouraged to go out and take photos of different colours for each day of the week. However, since life rarely runs smoothly, we could raid our archives if necessary. All the following photos were taken during the last week.
Monday – green
Wednesday – pink
Friday – red
the real thing
In Thailand, where I have spent many holidays, colour is the key to culture; each day of the week has a colour allotted to it. Thus loyal followers of the King would wear yellow t-shirts on Mondays for example and many office workers don shirts according to the colour of the day. Lucky them, they don’t have to think about what to wear! I’ve created collages for each of the days of my week
Sunday is coloured red for the sun god
Monday is yellow or cream for the moon god
Tuesday is pink for the Mars god
Wednesday is green for the Mercury god
Thursday is orange for the Jupiter god
Friday is sky blue for the Venus god (not goddess)
Saturday is violet for the Saturn god
Children are taught the days by their colours and absorb constant reminders – the scarves tied around trees, boat prows, spirit house pedestals, and sacred posts are selected from the seven lucky hues (never black).