My assignment was to create 2 paintings using only pure color. No black or white paint for tint or shade was allowed.
What would my life be like without black or white’s influence? I often feel that I walk between the space of race.
I thought of all the races that are part of my DNA. Maybe I come from a long line of open minded lovers or maybe some weren’t given a choice. Many were on opposite sides of race wars; French, Mexican, German, African American, Native American, Middle Eastern, English, Irish & Scottish.
I thought of the imprint of pain and misunderstanding because of the black and white mentality that cripples humanity.
I wondered if I could heal them within me.
I visualized them all, speaking of their lives and their journeys. I wanted to hear them all. I wanted to heal them all. I saw them making peace with each other in another realm where no black or white was allowed, just the pure colors of their essence. They were my inspiration for these paintings.
I see them all dancing within me.
I see them in the face my grandchild.
Changing the world begins within…. outside of black and white.