Connected \\ March 6, 2020
Revealing one’s true colors
The gallery strives to empower people to see themselves as designers. As the fashion lineup is arranged by color, the interpretation team chose to create the interactive in the form of a large paint swatch wall, an action that Slinkard says lends itself to making personal choices regarding color.
After nearly five months, Slinkard has totes filled with hundreds of handwritten, scribbled and sketched responses in her office, with new ones collected each week. “Having the opportunity to see this come to life has just been wonderful,” she says.
While some answers are fun and brief — like a stick-figure drawing or a list of someone’s favorite colors — others lean to the more personal and philosophical. The phrase “Be bold” written in capital letters hangs next to “My body, my rules,” while another confidently asserts, “Wear what you want, not what others think you should.”