Artwork / Everything’s Fine / Yearn Signal

figure with a multi-colored column of traffic lights for a head
Gwenn Seemel
Yearn Signal
acrylic on panel
20 x 10 inches


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Stop, go, and slow: traffic lights are so good at communicating these simple messages. When one light breaks, so does the flow of vehicles, and the same is true for the infinitely more complex information we try to send to each other in our daily lives. Stop, go, and slow might be the most important messages to convey at the intersection between your life and someone else’s, but we all have other lights besides red, green, and yellow.

What do you want to communicate to others when they intersect with you? What colors would you use to get your message across? Why those ones in particular?

You can watch the making of Yearn Signal here.