"Saint Wolfgang and the Devil" by Michael Pacher, 15th century Austrian

"Saint Wolfgang and the Devil" by Michael Pacher, 15th century Austrian

The Toxic Side of Being, Literally, Green
By Alice Rawsthorn, The New York Times, April 4, 2010

Kermit was correct, being green really is tough, so tough that the color itself fails dismally. The cruel truth is that most forms of the color green, the most powerful symbol of sustainable design, aren’t ecologically responsible, and can be damaging to the environment… The crux of the problem is that green is such a difficult color to manufacture that toxic substances are often used to stabilize it.

I have always loved the color green. Is it wrong that this exposé of green’s storied past, toxic properties and unreliability as a pigment and and a concept only makes me love it more?