2 thoughts on “Church Crawl VII…

  1. Although yellow is the color of happiness, and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring, artists (and I am, among other types of art, a fiber artist or art quilter) do not often choose it as one of the major colors in their work. Perhaps it is because on the other side of its symbolism, it also represents cowardice, betrayal, egoism, and madness. It is also the color of caution and physical illness (jaundice, malaria, and pestilence). The sources of yellow pigments are toxic metals – cadmium, lead, and chrome and it is the color of urine.

    Colors in general have many different meanings throughout the world even in prehistory. It is fascinating to look them all up, for colors have influenced mankind both positively and negatively over the centuries.

    I think also that it is interesting that when we see something, we do not necessarily see ALL the colors that may be in it. For example, I once had a psychologist friend who painted often and when he painted things like trees in nature, he used a lot of different colors. I asked him once how he thought to use all those colors and he let me know that all the the colors are always there, but we just don’t recognize what we are seeing. I never forgot that.


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