Ink and Photoshop
12 x 16", giclée print
$30
On display at Light Grey Art Lab; prints can be purchased here.


This is my full piece for Light Grey Art Lab's brand new gallery show COLOR ANTHROPOLOGY, which explores how colour shaped the world. Yellow has been the symbol of pro-democracy protests in countries like Hong Kong and Malaysia, where I live, in the past ten years. I chose aureolin as a representative of the various yellows one can find at demonstrations, and I wanted its infusion of the flower and umbrella symbols to be the focus of the piece, not the protestors. It's fascinating how colour can be used or co-opted to have various meanings and stand for different ideals - yellow is also the colour of royalty in Malaysia, but apparently conveys cowardice in some Western countries.

The show went up in the gallery on April 21st, and there are so many excellent pieces in it, I'd encourage you to go if you're in the Minneapolis area. Thanks to Lindsay, Jenny, and James for organizing the show and putting this up!


See also:

Bunga bantahan/ protest flowers

Say it loud and proud with these flowers, available for public use.

Bersih rally sketches

Vignettes from a rally for clean and fair elections in Malaysia.