Among some folks of West Coast cities there exists a notion that they “don’t see color”. I’m somewhat colorful myself and I find that concept rather offensive. Why not be curious about difference, rather than ignore them? I encourage all of us to engage in conversation with people who are different from ourselves.
This painting was inspired by skin color tones. I overlaid the stripes of color with a grid, which suggest artificial social conventions. The next step was to cover certain sections of the canvas with many layers of transparent white paint.