Image of Colleen's hand which is dyes blue from the indigo dye process, against a white background
Indigo dye workshop remnant

Full Spectrum: Global Histories of Color
In addition to my dissertation project, I co-run a research workshop designed to help academics engage with experiential learning through art making. “We are a multidisciplinary research group dedicated to studying color in the global pre- and early modern world with attention to materiality, art practice, and theory.”

Dye Garden – Full Spectrum maintains a dye garden in the West Bank Community Garden on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus next to Wilson Library.

Dyer’s coreopsis and yarrow

Drawing – In addition to studying drawings, I also make some.