Colors For Sale

Collaboration by Nate Nichols & Aaron Ricketts

A people worn down by indefinite force, systematic and institutionalized oppression, leading to dehumanization, all the while filling the American Economy with cold, hard green cash. 

3.2 Million slaves were "counted" in the U.S.’ 1850 census; countless injustices have occurred since. 

WHY CRAYONS?

They are vessels, pure, innocent vessels. Naive, in fact, taken for granted. Yet, still able to draw attention, create a lasting impression to its canvas, all the while losing its body mass as pressure is applied. Why doesn't this crayon medium command respect? Why does the perception read these objects as less than? Why does their defined value rest on anyone's perception?