According to Jacob Lawrence
"When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it."- Jacob Lawrence
I live my life in Colour, and when I saw this painting in the museó ,ohhh.....I saw Harlem...felt the renaissance then and I know the movement of Harlem Now...the colors, the people, the sounds....
So I wanted to keep it "simple" and represent all that, and I chose olive green, a colour that represents renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment.