I believe an individual can be profiled by their color preferences, but not indefinitely, for a shorter period of time, a 24-hour period of time. A person's state of mind will change continually based on their experiences. These experiences will affect their perception and preference of color. I developed a model that will map an individual's profile, a portrait, through color. Participants are given a worksheet and a list of terms describing personality traits and states of mind. The worksheet is categorized by event, time of day, duration, impact, and summed term. From midnight to midnight, a 24-hour period, the participant records any event that they encounter providing information-fulfilling categories stated above. I use that information to then map out their portrait of 24-hours through color.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Visual Arts
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Cowan, Lee R., "24 Hour Portraits" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations. 2150.
24-hour, profile, portrait, square, color theory, Max Luscher, Lee R. Cowan