Violet is a shy flower covering the lawn in spring, the soft color of a late summer evening before it turns black. Always cool, it's one of the most tactile of colors -- everything you look at in violet seems soft and attached to your memories and daydreams. It's the skin of the vegetables that make up your dinner (it always feels decadent to eat something so beautiful), and it's chipped nail polish on the fingers of the girl you'll never forget.

Alida Thorpe

Sabine Steinmueller

Carolynn Primeau

Katherine Holloway

Karen Christine Hibbard