I have a candy cane amaryllis in a red wax container on my desk. Its main green shoot climbs a little higher into the air every day. A gift from a cherished friend, it looks like Christmas.
Because I respond passionately to color, I am curious about the potency of different shades and tones in “coloring” our emotion, our spirit, our mood. “It’s the Berries” makes me smile. According to Mental Health America, “Bright, warm colors (reds, oranges, yellows) stimulate energy and happiness while cool subdued colors (blues, greens, purples) are soothing and calming.
So what happens when you mix the bright/warm with the cool/subdued shades, as I did here? According to ZillionDesigns, they provide a "very significant visual tension."
For me, December memories are full of reds and greens – from strings of lights to evergreen wreaths to a good childhood friend’s tree. These internal pictures guided me as I created this multiple exposure image. The berries seem to be floating around the tree branches. In nature. Yet imaginary.
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