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“West Coast Whitewash”, 36″ x 24″ x 1.75″, acrylic on canvas

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.

West Coast Whitewash, work in progress
Work in progress, second phase
Work in progress, phase three
West Coast Whitewash, detail 1
West Coast Whitewash, detail 2
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