The Colour of Ink
Toronto inkmaker Jason S. Logan harvests colours from the wild-weeds, berries, bark, flowers, rocks, rust-and sends custom-made inks to artists around the world, from a New Yorker cartoonist to a Tokyo calligrapher.
Ink is our primal medium. It has always been with us, inscribing the evolution of humanity. The Colour of Ink uncovers the medium's mystery and power through the eyes of Jason Logan, a visionary Toronto inkmaker. Working with ingredients foraged in the wild-weeds, berries, bark, flowers, rocks, rust-he makes ink from just about anything. Jason sends custom-made inks to an eclectic range of artists around the world, from a New Yorker cartoonist to a Japanese calligrapher. As the inks take on a life of their own, his playful alchemy paints a story of colour that reconnects us to the earth and returns us to a childlike sense of wonder.
Photo credit: Sphinx Productions
Austin Film Society, Austin, TX