I feel so much better nowWIP Portrait Series
“I feel so much better now” is an exploration of emotional identity through color.
“Rainbow Face” is the first in a series of portraits. I’ve been fascinated by the rainbow spectrum and color since childhood. As I grew older, that changed, I learned that society links color to identity, such as the 90’s fad of being called gay for wearing orange or purple. I used this insult as a kid confused with my own sexuality in order to disassociate myself from what I knew was part of me.
“Rainbow Face” is not a coming out of sexual identity, but rather a reclaiming of color as a tool of emotional expression. It was created when I fell in love with someone not of the same sex, but the opposite sex. It’s a color visualization that connects the joy of falling in love with the childlike joy of discovering color.
"Rainbow Face" Photo by Fabullman