The fifty years following the end of the modern period of painting
has brought a new context of technology and scientific understanding
of our visual system. Yet, there is no unified theory of color.
Instead, we have many fragments of theories which appear to conflict
with one another.
These oil paintings are developed as explanatory diagrams intended
to illustrate organizational ideas. As part of a narrative exploration
of relationships among color theories, they work together in a
I also find them to be valid statements as aesthetic expressions,
as well as serving their illustrative purposes.