Childhood

The ongoing project Childhood depicts the artist and the artist's friends when they were children. Each Childhood painting is based on a school photograph and assumes a relatable, egalitarian aspect. While Childhood’s subjects retain the realistic color of their teeth, gums and eyes, the skin and hair incorporate shades of ultramarine blue - historically the most expensive pigment used by Renaissance painters.  Childhood is ultimately a commentary on society's notion of skin color and value.