What would an individual or subject look like if they were represented by a color or a series of colors?

That’s the question driving artist and behavioral specialist Greg Herzog’s patented Color Coding DNA ®. Herzog applied his method, to create a painting that honored fashion designer Kate Spade who took her own life earlier this year.

The painting, titled Kate Spade Painting Suicide Prevention and Awareness, was created for National Suicide Prevention Month in September.

The method, which uses geometric mathematical equation, where a number of points represent the makeup of a subject and each degree of expression within the context of each point is color coded and weighted accordingly, is called Quantum Reaction Theory.

For more information on the project, visit katespadebag.wordpress.com.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached by calling 1-800-273-8255. More information can be found at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.