Lindsay Hawdon | 'I wanted this to be a book where all the colour was taken from it and you’re in the dark, and to see if it was possible for there still to be colour and light'

Lindsay Hawdon | 'I wanted this to be a book where all the colour was taken from it and you’re in the dark, and to see if it was possible for there still to be colour and light'

Lindsay Hawdon is currently in central Australia in search of red ochre, the fifth colour in the rainbow that she is collecting with her two sons. 

So far they have found the Italian orange varnish used to colour Stradivarius violins, yellow saffron from the crocus fields of Kashmir, celadon green-glazed porcelain in China and violet sea snails in New Zealand. Once the ochre has been discovered, they will travel to the Chilean lapis lazuli mines in the Andes before finishing their journey in South Carolina, in Ossabaw Island’s indigo fields. Hawdon will return to the UK on 4th April, five ...

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