As you approach or pass by Colors Passing, a sensor on the artwork detects the color of your clothing, and suddenly, a poem appears on the embedded display screen. To design this playful, interactive piece, my collaborator and I developed software that translates perceived colors into a universal digital language and generates a unique code for each and every color. These codes are used as a key to generate a poem, using a pool of phrases collected from famous poetry about color.

Colors Passing uses poetry to illustrate the translation from a common computer code into human language, and invites travelers to experience poetry about color from a diverse range of cultures and perspectives.

The piece will be up for the duration of the 2018 calendar year and can be found on the first floor west rotunda of Terminal 2 (before security)