Four Coats


There are two different moods that represent this artwork. The first is the colored moods, influencing the entrance and the exit, shown by continuous stripes. The second is the contrasting yin and yang represented by the opposites black and white. You will notice the square, and the coats inside the square represent a group. The group is identified by being the same but also different. There are many other groups, each with their own similarities and differences. Back to this specific group, the black coat represents the collective, while the white coat represents the individual. The part of the coat that is outside the box has the opposite color. The white sleeve on the black coat represents an individual leaving the collective. The black sleeve on the white coat represents an individual socializing.The gray coat represents the in between, or any range between black and white. The coats are all the same but different. Now I'm curious, which coat fits you?


Jon Savage


Four Coats




Spray paint on wood panel


The background shows a variety of colors in squares, white, gray, charcoal, black, yellow, red, pink, purple, teal, blue, and lime. There are 4 coats in each color, black, charcoal, gray, and white with colorful stripes on the left sleeves with yellow hangers.


Jon Savage, “Four Coats,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed May 20, 2024,