|Cranston uses the effect of high contrast and/or high chroma to create a sense of unnamed urgency in many of the works on paper. In the work Asleep at the Wheel, the colors of the spectrum pulsate around a diamond-encrusted wristwatch. The driver is passed out with a color bomb under the seat. In California, a magenta fireball hurls from the mouth of a blonde-haired figure fronting an advertisement for plastic lawn chairs. Color represents itself, electromagnetic energy that plugs in the world and brings good things to life.