La nueva ola de añil (The New Indigo Wave) follows residents of Oaxacan town Niltepec—whose name means Cerro del Añil or Indigo Hill—and the process of alchemizing the mesmerizing blue pigment known as añil from the jiquilite plant (Indigofera tinctoria).
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The Nomadic Pigment Lab cultivates pigment and dye exchanges with artists from around the world. The authors visited Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, this fall to investigate the cultural meaning of the logwood tree.