Sarah Rutledge Fischer Art Blog

The Importance of Orange

Their Gravity, Acrylic, 2017

I'm taking a class on creative thought, and this week the instructor asked us to focus on our one favorite color. 

One color, I thought. Just one? I love so many vibrant greens, deep dusky blues, fiery oranges, and bold yellows.  How could I choose one?  
But then she described it as the color you would grab in a house fire, and a voice in my head said very clearly, “orange.”  In fact it said it over and over every time the phrase came up.  House fire?  Orange.  Only rescue one color?  Orange.  Undeniably, unreservedly orange.