What Color is the Wind?
A most unusual serenade to the senses inspired by a blind child. During a bookmaking workshop Anne Herbauts was leading a little boy asked her whether she, as an artist, could tell him what color the wind was — a notion of the same trans-sensory, synesthetic quality as Helen Keller’s electrifying account of hearing Beethoven. Such a beautiful and tactile experience reading this book, each page has a unique texture that is impossible to capture in pictures.
A blind child questions all he encounters—a dog, wolf, elephant, mountain, bird, stream, and tree—about the color of the wind. Each responds differently, with a shape, color, smell, texture, or idea. Each page displays a visual and tactile palette of cutouts, textures, colors. It is a sensory experience that makes the invisible experiential, ending with the wind as the pages fly.