The Color Picture Series from Sam Durrant Takes a Stand

 - Sep 23, 2010   Updated: Jul 20 2011
References: samdurant & sweet-station
The Color Series by Sam Durrant is art with a cause. As a functioning activist, Durrant's work is predominantly focused on social and political issues.

This featured series is no exception. Sam Durrant shows men and women holding picketing signs with liberating messages in a man-made forest as a nod to traditional hippie culture. Overall, the series comments on general mental freedom with a hint of Sam Durrant's signature quirkiness.

Implications - These images are powerful because they are visually appealing and draw people in, and then inform them of serious situations. They could have the potential to influence the opinions of their viewers; Sam Durrant has created a movement-making series of images that is impossible to ignore.