Color-Coded For Your Safety is my latest series of images about identity. Color-Coded for Your Safety consists of nine photographs of flip-top caps collected from medication vials, which are commonly used in hospital pharmacies. Color-coding medication vials is a visual aid created by pharmaceutical companies (medication manufacturers) assisting pharmacists, nurses and physicians to identify the medications they administer to patients. The goal is to prevent patients from accidentally receiving the wrong medication. Color-Coded For Your Safety explores identity through the metaphor of color-coded flip-off caps used to identify medications in hospitals. Each cap color represents a different medication. According to studies, the variety of shades within any given color family is visually confusing to most people. Despite this fact, color-coding remains a popular system of identification in health care institutions.
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