Christopher Paul Jordan, a Tacoma-based artist, interrogates critical social issues through paintings and sculptures that integrate the virtual and the physical. For SODO Track, and as part of his #COLORED2017 initiative showcasing the work of black artists from the US and Caribbean, Chris painted an inverted-color image of a high jumper. The jumper is frozen above the bar in the moment between rising and falling, past and future. Viewed through the inverted-color camera of a smartphone, the figure of the jumper—which was painted in hues of blue and white—emerges as black, inciting consideration of what inverted color implies.
Gallery of mural images. Click on the image to view at a larger size.