Have you noticed how most little girls in our urban areas are now dressed in pink? I don't remember it being the case even ten years ago. I have not been able to figure out how this came about. Do the parents consciously choose it for their daughters, or is this the only color available for little girls' wear? In the store where I work, we give out balloons to children. Invariably the girls ask for pink balloons. The little boys are not dressed in any one color, and they ask for balloons of many different colors.
I don't like the color pink. I never have liked it. As anyone who knows me sees, I dress in black, orange, or purple. Is there something wrong with me? I never wore pink when I was a child. Have I missed something? What if some fundamental gender programming went wrong with me, and I missed pinkness? If so, I have also missed the essential female preference for high heels. Shall I go to the mall and re-program myself by buying pink garb? Or should I paint more pink pictures with flowers in them, like this one above? Where's the flower? The nebula is a flower, hence its title.
"Nebular Flower" is acrylic on illustration board, 10" x 7", from the endless series I painted in February 1990.