A made-to-order print on archival paper: Innova Fibaprint Matt from my original watercolour painting on paper: ‘Colourblind‘
watercolour, gouache and pencil on Arches paper
original work size approx: 70cm x 110cm
Each size print run will be limited to 10, signed, stamped and numbered.
A tongue-in-cheek title for an explosion of colour.
This is a gentle rebuke on ‘colour blindness’, especially around transracial adoptees. People mean no harm when they say to us: “I don’t see colour“, but it’s damaging because it’s a denial of our difference and our experiences. We have and continue to have a completely different life experience to those of our adoptive families but also to other races who are in their own families. We don’t fit into either world easily and once we reach adulthood and move away from our safe environments we often get thrust into a world of racism and hurt that we are completely unprepared for.
Colour matters. Recognising that it does and giving your child tools to navigate the world as a person of colour is crucial.