Saved this post for hump day...
I started with my usual (for the Whitewashed series, anyway) background of "bricks".
I explained what the bricks meant quite some time ago - but for those of you who missed it, (I noticed my followers rate fluctuates up and down a lot!) - the bricks form a wall - each individual brick is metaphorically composed of the things that make the wall with respect to whatever each piece's topic is.
The fabrics I use for those bricks has meaning - the first two pieces were red, white and blue - or at least were meant to read that way - to represent the "America Now" component of the two pieces.
In this case, all of these floral fabrics and pastel "girly" colour have multi-layered meanings - foremost among them, gender stereotypes.
And the whitewashing - done with a thinned out version of Golden Acrylic's Titanium White I(after a first layer of gesso) - is meant to represent the ways that we all conspire to ignore what's going on in front of us, either out of apathy, or hope that "someone else" will take care of the problem.
Finished piece on Friday - fair warning - it may push some buttons; but either way, I'm looking forward to seeing what your reactions will be!