Shadow Visions in a Yellow-Skinned Room
oil on canvas.
30” x 40”
This piece was made in October. Whenever October comes around I am reminded of death; my father passed on October 6th, 2006. My family visits his grave every year, offers fruits and incense, and burns funerary money.
Fall has always been treated as a turning point, as leaves change color and it grows colder. I thought of this time as a moment of retrospection for the old and dead, but also a moment to look forward to the future. I considered this time a “liminal” space, and inspired by internet legends of “the Backrooms,” yellow-skinned rooms filled with only journeys and no destinations, I felt compelled to make a quieter and meditative piece filled with stillness, specters, and passing thoughts.