The famed impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh once said, “Real painters do not paint things as they are… they paint them as they themselves feel them to be.” It is assumed he took color theory to the next level, ingesting yellow pigments to infuse happiness into himself. Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period came as a result of extreme depression, his emotions became the palette of his work. Artist and designers consciously express feelings through the creative use of color.

To Eat Pigment is a personal attempt to analyze the past by using specific pivotal moments with contemporary associations of the emotions felt within that space. The locations are specific to memories that influenced my development. The oils painted over the locations represent the emotions felt during these decisive moments.