Unabashed Use of Color

Ptolemy Mann
London, UK

Exploring Stripe 11, 50 x 80 cm. Mercerized Cotton

After Rothko 2  80 x 80 cm. Mercerized Cotton. Feilden and Mawson Architects Commission 2008

Frontier Economics  Commission 2, various dimensions Mercerized Cotton. Commission 2008




Portman House Commission , 1.5 x 3 m. Mercerized Cotton.2005



KPMG Newcastle Commission , 50 x 50 x 7 cm each. Mercerized Cotton.2005


Much Thanks to Ptolemy Mann for allowing me to use her photographs and to write about her today!
The hand-dyed ikat weavings that  Ptolemy Mann creates are incredibly saturated with luscious color.
Her C.V. reads like a person who hit the ground running post graduate school. From textiles, photography, writing, journalism and product design to forming an Architectural Colour Consultancy service. She specializes in "way finding" and  well being for hospital environments. Something near and dear to my heart (for those of you who know I used to assist the Curator at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, see here)
She has created a highly successful marriage of sorts in her partnerships with architects, art advisors and interior designers. 
Ptolemy's highly specialized technical skill, unabashed  use of color, and clear direction in her business is a study for anyone wishing to be successful in doing what they love.
Her list of accomplishments and interests are impressive, varied and interesting. 
Please read more and SEE more on her delightful website here.