Blessings II is a study of applying colors to tessellation. The installation consists of sheets of double-sided paper tiles tessellated in a three dimensional space. Each tile has crosshatched-line-patterns on one side and color wash on the opposite side. Line patterns are printed in three layers of different colors using screen printing. A total of 144 tiles display 144 different combinations of color. Each tile is made of four octagonal shapes, which can also be viewed as the projection of a hyper cube (a four dimensional cube.)
On the other side of the paper I coat the surface with color wash. Many layers of thin washes were applied to achieve a desired color. I used soy emulsion as a binding medium for dry pigments, as it gives a subtle warmth to the colors. By suspending pigments in multiple transparent layers I can make rich and deep colors. This technique allows me to create a range of colors gradually shifting in chromatic and achromatic values with only four pigments, which are black, yellow, magenta, and cyan.