Melanin 1

Fan - 4 Expert - 6

Oil on Birch wood panel, 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches, framed w/custom frame, black/wood burl. In these challenging times when we "thought" that by now the racial discussion should have been passe', we find it is still alive and well in the hearts of many. Those many would become much fewer, or cease to exist if only they would realize that the major difference between people is the amount of Melanin present in our respective skins, and that particular Melanin's tint. When the lights go out, we can no longer see the difference at all.

Here I've allowed a small "exchange" of skin to take place between my models, girls that could easily be this current generation. The girls look straight forward in the same direction at us, waiting in expectation for our response. In between them, the sands of time keep running.

Began on January 17th, 2022.


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Steven Curtis
Conceptual, Portrait
Painting - Framed
Oil, Wood Panel, Canvas
10.00 inches wide
10.00 inches tall
2.00 inches deep
1.00 lbs
Randolph, WI, US