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This artwork is a series of images of houses in my neighborhood labeled with the main color of the house. The project uses a grounding practice I employ when experiencing extreme anxiety. I begin to name elements and objects in my environment as a way to calm myself. The work complicates the idea of color-based labels as having positive qualities like grounding oneself to their present situation but also speaks to a cultural anxiety surrounding color based labels. When describing someone when, if ever, should I name what I perceive their racial identity to be? How sure am I of their racial identity? The work calls attention to cultural anxieties surrounding color in our contemporary social climate.  The work is simultaneously profound and mundane.