In our society, people regularly make observations and judgments about others based on color. Skin color, hair color, eye color, and even the color of clothing can influence the way people feel and think about each other. Animals, however, are oblivious to humans’ preconceived notions about color. My series,’Color-blind’, celebrates the abundant diversity, tolerance, and acceptance present in the animal kingdom.
I chose to utilize bright, playful colors that would cause humans to take note or pass judgement, but would go unnoticed in the animal kingdom. Sea turtles were the perfect subjects due to their wise, peaceful, soulful nature. The unique mosaic of every scale was carefully crafted to clearly represent the individuality of each turtle. Perhaps we should all take a cue from the animal kingdom and view the world through color-blind eyes.
Color-blind Acrylic on Canvas
“Playing the Blues”