The Unsent Project is a collection of over 40,000 unsent text messages to first loves. Messages are submitted anonymously from people all over the world. Rora Blue started the Unsent Project in 2015 to figure out what color people see love in. To investigate this, submissions are displayed on the color the submitter associates with their first love. The Unsent Project has been featured in news outlets such as the Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Refinery 29, Women’s Health, and Good Morning America.
AFTER THE BEEP
After the Beep is a collection of anonymously submitted voicemails. The series explores the connection between sound and color. Voicemails can be emailed to email@example.com accompanied by the color the submitter associates the voicemail with.
The Walk explores the objects women carry for protection while walking alone. Pink sticky notes are being anonymously submitted from women all over the world detailing the objects that they carry. 15 photographs were created as visual representations of the submissions. Pink is used almost exclusively throughout the series in attempt to reclaim a color that is traditionally associated with women.
Swim is a three part photo series reflecting on the large amount of human produced plastic pollution in the ocean. Many fish are living permanently in conditions surrounded by plastic. This series offers a nuanced glance at this environmental issue, intertwining loaded subject matter with visual appeal.
Submitted comments that force gender roles on men.
CHRONIC ILLNESS REIMAGINED AS SOMETHING GLAMOROUS
An exploration of sexist comments. Some are comments I have heard at various points in my life, others have been submitted to me through social media.
Rora Blue is a new genres artist based in San Francisco. She actively produces artwork that is defined by color, text, and interactivity. Her work relies heavily on color to communicate a feeling to the viewer. Participation, and documenting the experiences of others is also essential to her artistic process. Rora Blue is best known for her series Handle With Care and for The Unsent Project, which has received over 40,000 submissions. Her work has been featured in news outlets such as The New York Times, Good Morning America, Teen Vogue, and Cosmopolitan.
2019 Stellar Stag Gallery, Los Angeles | CA
2019 FILE Festival, Sao Paulo | Brazil
2019 Kokomo Gallery, Kokomo | IN
2019 Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola | FL
2019 CICA Museum, Brooklyn | NY
2018 Bryn Mawr, Malvern | PA