80’s Nail Polish was painted at Richtig Haus in Toronto in April of 2001.
The title is somewhat misleading, as there are no fingernails in the painting. The title 80’s Nail Polish refers to the background colour – a shade that was a popular nail colour when I was a child. The woman in the photo is the personification of my idealism of the time. I was waging a war against the concept that humans are more significant than plants or other animals.