As an arts administration major, I am subjected to some strange assignments at the whim of my professors. My recent one, was to compose a 3D representation of Chevreul's color wheel, using only the colors Red, Blue, and Yellow. Theoretically, all colors of the rainbow can be made from these three colors. There is a reason it is called color theory and not color law.
We were allowed to use any materials we chose for our 3D form. Being on a very limited budget (especially after spending $30 on paint), I chose to use the free pumpkin I received at a recent Halloween event. From this project I learned some very important things. Red and blue, do not purple make. Forget what they told you in elementary school; you need a chemist's degree to mix pure violet with acrylic paint. Blue and orange DO make gray, although it takes a considerable amount of time and paint to achieve the correct color of gray, and not poop brown. Yellow-Orange is not a real color, and I plan on discussing this fallacy with the president of Crayola.
After several hours of work and frustration, I completed my color wheel. What I achieved instead, is what I could only call my Gay Pride Color Wheel Power Pumpkin. It would be a much more effective piece of instrumentalist work in the forefront of a Halloween Gay Pride parade, than in teaching someone the color wheel. As a formalist piece, it could have been better, but I have grown quite fond of it. What do you think?