The Intersection of Life & Death
22" x 30" - Oil pastel on faux concrete
Based on the idea of producing the fruit of life despite being surrounded by systemic oppression.
The geocodes (geometric art ciphers) in this painting are based on the following:
The black pattern is based on binary code, which represents the matrix of oppression and it says "death" - a dash is a 0 and a + is a 1
The white pattern is based on tap code, which has traditionally been a form of communication among prisoners by tapping on pipes, walls and floors, and it says "life".