Date of Award

January 2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Visual and Performing Arts

First Advisor

David L Sigman

Committee Member 1

Petronio A Bendito

Committee Member 2

Li Zhang


Color is a spectrum of light, and a color is defined by its three physical properties, hue, value and intensity. When colors come to the discourse in the real life or industries, they are communicated by their names. Especially, the industries that mainly deal with colors as their products develop their own unique color-naming system while ordinary people tend to use general color names such as red, light blue or dark green. Color names not only define physical properties of a color, but also contribute to building an impression of a color by stimulating associations.