When my good friend visited from Taiwan last month, I took her on a tour of the Getty Villa in Los Angeles (http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/). As we were enjoying the beautiful summer day, looking at the remarkable architecture and extensive art collections, I noticed a garden with a pond filled with lotus flowers. They were so beautiful that, at first I thought they weren’t real, perhaps plastic or silk. Once I realized that they were real, I was even more amazed.
The exquisite and subtle shades of purple caught my eye, instantly inspiring this new hand-created silk design…
Although we are usually not conscious of it, colors generate responses in us constantly, in a many different ways. Interior designers know that painting a room a ‘cool’ tone of blue brings a feeling of calmness. Fast food restaurants use ‘hot’ colors like yellow, orange and red to get people in and out quickly. Why? Simply because every color emanates its own unique vibration, causing areas within us to vibrate either slowly (calm) or quickly (get me out of here) in response.
Each person responds differently to the same color due to many factors: Positive or negative past experiences; the culture they were raised in; their psychological makeup; emotions they are feeling as well as their spiritual evolutionary level.
Color Therapy is the ancient and fascinating science based on that knowledge.
Color is also filled with universal symbolic meanings. When I researched what purple symbolizes, it was interesting to discover that it’s associated with royalty as well as spirituality. It’s often seen as a color of luxury, wisdom, imagination, sophistication, rank, inspiration, wealth, nobility and mysticism. It has the shortest wavelength as well as the highest frequency, a very enlightened color indeed!
I’m overjoyed to infuse these meanings into my work with the hope that my one-of-a-kind designs will help bring those beautiful qualities to each woman wearing them!