16 September 2008

power to the purple

Morningside Park / New York, New York
I've always found purple to be a powerful color - especially when it appears in nature. It stands out from the multitude of yellows, reds and oranges that we more frequently see. Within human psychology, the color purple is usually associated with royalty or nobility - signifying a level of importance. This association can be traced back to the original color purple, tyrian purple, which gave the color its name. It was made from the dye of a mollusk that was extremely expensive to produce - thus only the rich and famous could afford. It is believed to have first appeared in the Minoan culture of 2500 to 1500 BC.

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