Sixteen years ago Willy Bo Richardson was driving down highway 71 in Austin. As a painter consumed with his practice, he was considering color. It was night, the blacktop road burst with color intermittently, revealing the yellow stripes on the street. Time passed and Willy realized he was going the wrong way in relation to his destination. In the midst of this experience, he stopped at a gas station to reorient. As if by magnetism, he was pulled towards a bag of Doritos. The red and blue bag of Doritos served as a source of discovery, and a yellow chip was inside.
Below: Willy Richardson’s “Walkyries # 3,” featured in 2010 Art Santa Fe.