The Importance of Color
Unusual photo to talk about color! But these silos used to be painted bright blue and the artist studio building next door called themselves the Blue Silo Studios. Someone re-painted them gray.
These silos are in an industrial section of Denver called Globeville and since they were so iconic, everyone knew where they were. Now, they blend into the landscape of all the other colorless buildings and almost disappear into the sky on a cloudy day.
I remember my first visit to these silos as I got out of my car and took a photo several years ago. A man ran out of the building and yelled at me "no photos"! I remember thinking then, I wonder what goes on at this location that they don't want anyone to take photos. And now, I'm wondering it even more. What are they hiding?
Color has so many ramifications in life. I just re-painted my office yellow after living it painted tan for many years and I can already see a change in how I feel about my space. Walking into the room actually lifts my spirits! Who knows, I might love being in this room so much I will post more on Facebook! (Doubt it, but it could happen!)
I also notice a change in the way people interact with me based on the color shirt I am wearing. I love wearing black but people seem to respond better to turquoise, cranberry and melon orange.
Something to think about as we go about our lives is how color can change us and the people around us.
Now, I'm thinking of repainting the living room from a dark forest green to gold. Hmmmmm.
6/15/2016 09:43:49 am
Hi, Carol Ann! I love your thoughts on color, and identify with them. I have lots of black and black/white clothes and practically no pants except black. But it's fun to splash something bright and see what a lift it gives (to me and others). I have wood paneling and keep lots of artwork on the walls. My husband would come back to life to haunt me if I painted. ha-ha.
It's interesting to know that a person can actually have their spirits lifted by just entering a room with a yellow color. I can imagine how going for a Silo art tour would actually be more beneficial, since there would actually be meaning behind a piece of art and whatever combinations of colors they have. It will be the perfect activity for me now that I have been having issues with my anxiety lately.
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Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!