Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Energy and Art:Part Two

Katherine Kean, Separation Anxiety, original oil painting, red orange trees, birds
Separation Anxiety work in progress  ©2011 Katherine Kean  Private Collection
oil on linen triptych 18 x 42" overall
With a little time, listening, to music, watching a movie, or reading a book can change your mood. Artwork can also effect your mood, often instantly - something to keep in mind when choosing art and considering where to place it.

There may be places in your home that you want to maintain as a soothing sanctuary, so you might want to hang art there that conveys tranquility and calm. Places where you entertain or create may call for something that sparkles or energizes. In places where you do business you might want artwork that reminds you of abundance. A traditional Feng Shui choice might be images of birds – the birds representing opportunities and good news, and the more of them the better.

Color as well as content play a role as well and the effects these have will vary from person to person. What may be a soothing sage green to me, or an uplifting red, may seem a sickly or irritating shade to another. We all see color differently, so let how it makes you feel be a determining factor.

I believe that there is no value in adopting a belief unless it serves you well to believe it. Symbols may have cultural meaning as well, whether you consider a dragon lucky or threatening may depend on beliefs you were brought up with and haven't changed as well as experiences you've had. There is no need to change what you already consider auspicious – it’s easier to go with the flow. Just consider whether you are attracting or repelling energy, even, or especially, if it is on a subconscious level.


Kathryn Hansen said...

love your painting!! plus i see it has lots of birds in the background...nice feng shui!!!

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Kathryin, thanks! I hope it has plentiful birds when it's complete. I seem to keep putting them in and then painting them out at this stage.

Diane Hoeptner said...

What a thoughtful post, Katherine! Separation Anxiety has an energetic vibrancy to it, I love the birds too!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Diane!

MagMoment said...

I love the trees in Separation Anxiety. Very beautiful images.

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Mag!

Itaya Art said...

Wonderful article! Love your awesome artwork as well Katherine.

I'm very sensitive to my surroundings and believe that we need to choose carefully and wisely when considering our artwork that will be in our space.

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you - so glad you got something from it and I'm glad you like the artwork.

Yes! Seems like it's a good idea to be aware of what we surround ourselves with.

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