Homogenized, 2022 by Leslie HossackHomogenized
© 2022 Leslie Hossack

“Is white a colour? For small children learning the names of colours in their surroundings, the answer is yes. One of my first memories involving colour is of a bottle of milk sitting on the kitchen table one hot summer evening. The small room is brightly light by the sun streaming in the kitchen door that is open to the back yard. Although my memory of the scene is vivid, I only recall the colour white, as the brilliant sunlight bounced off my father’s shirt sleeves and wrapped itself around the milk bottle. Each morning when the milkman made his deliveries, we could hear the glass bottles rattling in his metal carrier. These quart bottles were a beautiful shape that tapered to the top; a circular cardboard cap sealed the bottles and announced the name of the dairy. (In the winter, if the milk was left in the milk box too long, it would freeze and a solid column of milk would protrude from the top of the bottle, topped by the displaced cardboard cap.) In the 1950s, we drank homogenized milk; memories of its rich creamy colour inspired this image.”

Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum composite panel.
36 x 24 in.

CONSTRUCTED RECOLLECTION: An Abstract Autobiography – Childhood Colour Coded.

Selected images from Constructed Recollection featured in online exhibition at:     Spring/Summer 2023.   21 January – 25 February 2023.

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