These artworks explore the language of repetition, the simplicity of reduction, the etymology of single unit-like structures, and serial methodology of using color belts in the ranking system of martial arts, as “units” to be combined with other units to create building blocks of a system. The colour belts signifying merit or skill in a ranking system of martial arts are used as points of departure, and also disassociated from the original context towards a subversive re-rendering to explore symbology of colours as expressions of clan or kinship represented in other socially-encoded markers such as banners, emblems and crests. Colour (and its selective arrangements) as a means to express the body politic – as a people or tribe – in its collective authorization or social pact convey both the socially inscribed nature of belonging and also its arbitrary nature.