Why is the skin black and white and shades of gray?
It’s complicated, but seen as simple, that’s why. I use the monochromatic skin as a subversive nod to the dynamism of black people. For a long time we have been talked about and thought of as a simple people, when convenient. The truth is though that we are actually a lot more complicated than were are given credit for and often give our selves credit for. Black is the absence of all colors of light, white is the presence of all colors of light, but when it comes to pigment or the colors present on a surface of some sort the exact opposite is true. In the definitions of the colors evil and purity is referenced. In my mind no one is all evil nor all good, but when these shades and tints of black, white, and all manner of grays with the aforementioned in mind you then have a visual representation of all things people can be. Bear in mind the concentrations of the dynamic range is not representative of these peoples character, but rather for all of our potential for dynamism.