Colored Stories boil aesthetics down to raw elements; the abstract, minimalistic prints are made from samples taken from mid-century items marketed to American women during the post-war era. Joyous palates were used to help American women, who were suddenly a consumer demographic, forget their status as second-class citizens. Ironically, the ebullient colors and aesthetics, that were once used to soothe us, are now being used to reinforce a revisionist version of our history. The current trend that fetishizes mid-century aesthetics allows us to rescript and wash over a past that includes discrimination, intolerance, and limited opportunities for women and minorities.
Each long piece depicted is 61.5" tall by 13.5" wide by 3" deep and is ink on archival paper The rectangular works are 24" tall by 20" wide and are ink on archival paper with 24K gold leaf