Change Is Not Regrettable I-XIV
Medium:Paper, muslin, ink and watercolor
Outline of t-shirt with mandarin style collar. Plant grows around shirt then dies and disappears in a series of 16 small square images.
Throughout art history, the color green has been used to represent both decay and rebirth, both life and death. Leonardo da Vinci is famous for claiming “beauty vanishes into thin air” regarding the color green and its volatile yet fleeting nature. In this work, artist Alison Walls uses green against a stark white illustration of a shirt to color the leaves that grow and die with each image. The vines wrap their way around the shirt, first only peaking from the pocket, before seemingly taking over the t-shirt prior to the moment the vivacious green begins to turn to brown.