These flowers reminded me of the castas in New Spain during the 16-18th century. There is a darker purple, a lighter purple, and a red. The red reminds me of the black’s role in society. This is because they were so estranged from society coming in as slaves. Then their blood was recognized as completely tainted. No one could mix with blacks and then be clarified ever again as having “pure blood”. The lighter and darker purples remind me of the Indians and the Spanish in New Spain. The Spanish were high society with Indians below them, but they were similar enough that if they mixed races, then their offspring could still be considered to be “pure blood” or Spanish.