Color can assist in facilitating some very basic human needs. Color can identify and specify necessary objects for survival and/or enjoyment. It can stimulate and work synergistically with all the senses – sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. Color can mark territory and manage personal space; symbolize abstract concepts and thoughts; recall another time or space. COlor provides for expressed fantasy and wish-fulfillment. It can create illusions and ambience. Color give us the opportunity to emphasize or camouflage figures or objects;
enhance self-image and personal esteem; and produce an aesthetic response. Most important, the use and arrangement of color enable us to create beauty and harmony. It give us an ability to express our personal taste, by doing so, provide us with a sense of accomplishment. From studio animator to therapist, my goal has always been for art to be an expression which invokes emotion. This provides a visual experience for the veiwer that promotes storytelling.
It’s easy to overlook the large role colors play in our daily lives. They influence our mood and decisions, they can attract or repel attention and we designate and organize things based on their hue.
Art is therapeutic in so many ways and when we bring color to the forefront, life begins.