Violet

VIOLET UNDER WARM LIGHT
Started March 20, 2020

How can we push forward the understanding of a human’s relationship to color, light, and symbolism? Exploring this question gets us in the field of human presence and emotion.

Pantone Violet
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WHY VIOLET? 

Violet contains the strongest 

electromagnetic wavelength

and the highest frequency.

Wavelength: 380–450 nm

Frequency: 790–666 THz

According to color psychology, it is the color that contains the energy and strength of red with the spirituality and integrity of blue. Violet merges both colors from different ends of the spectrum harmoniously. It represents the crown chakras in Buddhism and Hinduism. Violet promotes harmony of the mind and the emotions, contributing to mental balance and stability, peace of mind, a link between the spiritual and the physical worlds, between thought and activity. On the visible light spectrum, violet has the highest vibration that the human eye can view.

WHY UNDER WARM LIGHT? 

The color temperature of light also greatly affects the human mood. Typically depicted in Kelvin (K), the higher the color temperature, the brighter and cooler the light will be. Warm lights make the environment feel more welcoming, relaxing, and safe, while cooler lights make the environment more stimulating.

 

Intended to make the audiences feel at ease, the light temperature selected for this research is the warm light color temperature (range 2200–3000 K). Sunset and sunrise typically feature light in this range.

Light temperature Kelvin

By synthesizing these elements that have a profound effect on both the ocular perceptions and related circumspect emotions, it is reasonable to say that the level of psychological impact would be subtle, yet remarkable and thought-provoking.

Violet Under Warm Light I

Violet Under Warm Light I
2021

36 x 48"
Acrylic and 3D print
on canvas

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

'Violettomania' in the stars By Stephen James O'Meara 

"The simultaneous rise of the color violet in both astronomical observations and art is no coincidence."  

Monet’s Shadow Study: How Manganese Violet inspired Claude Monet’s study of light By Under the Moonlight

"I have finally discovered the true color of the atmosphere. It’s violet. Fresh air is violet. Three years from now, everyone will work in violet."

 – Claude Monet on Manganese Violet

The purpose of VOID PEOPLE is to open up opportunities for difficult conversations around mental health challenges. VOID PEOPLE is in no way to be construed or substituted as psychological counseling, psychotherapy, mental health counseling, or any other type of psychotherapy or medical advice.