Taste | 100 paintings of the 20th Century

2002. Detail.

How to Colour | book project

2003. Book project for Lisa Robertson's Occasional Work and Seven Walks

Taste | 100 paintings of the 20th Century

Taste | 100 paintings of the 20th Century, like the 1995 work Currencies, takes as its subject the commodification of colour. Each of the 10 groups of 10 elliptical disks represent colour use in a decade of the 20th century with each disk representing the colour of a specific domestic object. This includes a colour reference to, for instance, an apricot plastic bowl made from the 50s and jade paint finishes from the 30s.