Rainbow Family

Around the oval ventilation shaft in a school lunchroom, colorful raincoats hang in a spiral arrangement. From a tiny infant-size garment to a full-length adult coat, the jackets form an age progression in all the colors of the rainbow. Here, the rainbow is a loop, with no beginning and no end, indicating that the mythical treasure associated with the meteorological phenomenon could be found anywhere. The raincoats also suggest that weather is an equalizing phenomenon—it affects everyone exactly the same way.


"Rainbow Family," 2014
PVC, nylon, painted steel, dimensions variable
Artists' sketch
Photo: Mathias Johansson
Photo: Mathias Johansson