Drawing by Eeva Honkanen (in progress)

Drawing by Eeva Honkanen (in progress)

Drawing by Bita Razavi

Drawing by Bita Razavi

Drawing by Mart Paadik and Bita Razavi

Drawing by Mart Paadik and Bita Razavi

Coloring Book for Concerned Adults

(work in progress)
coloring book


Coloring books are now the fashion among adults; they are the gift par excellence on Mother's Day, the perfect souvenir of expensive hotel chains attempting to relate the act of coloring with stays of rest or travel, away from the daily routine. I purposely choose the coloring books as a medium to reach a broader public, one that is more diverse than the average gallery and museum visitors: an audience with divergent political orientations.  I believes that showing contrasting political views can develop more effective and deeper dialogues.
By adding color to an image, one feels they’ve mastered it through a repetitive and mindful act.  This work work utilizes the idea of coloring book as a tool for relieving stress and for inspiring a sense of artistic confidence. However,  the pages contains graphs with a political charge.  This coloring book allows people to choose their own color for the graphs and so gives them creative authority over these abstract data. All the information collected in this forthcoming publication is extracted from the daily online news, but in this case the participant needs to interpret the data, and construct their own.

Due to nature of the project several artists will contribute to it with their drawings around my graphs.