In New York, it's trying very hard to be spring, it feels like it's taking a long time to warm up and change seasons. In my last post I talked about organ donation, at the same time I sent an eblast with various artworks that to me, represent spring. Green is the color that symbolizes spring.
I received lots of great comments and compliments about the art I selected to represent spring, so I wanted share some of the artworks and acknowledge the artists. I was drawn to nature when thinking about spring, and when I worked with my good friend and graphic designer, Sandy Shekel, to edit the images and create the layout, the greener the better...and there's a reason. Green symbolizes life, new growth, the environment , ecology, recycling and nature.
The lush foliage in COBAMONG BOAT, by Stuart Zaro
LAUGHTER, by Elena Lyakir
It also represents tranquility, health and luck. We used it for the Share Life logo, to inspire good health and sharing, through organ donation.
Green is also thought to reduce stress and is recommended for a work environment. I'm not sure I'm ready for a return to green walls, but I would love to look at these paintings,
LINE-ING_12"x12", by Xanda McCagg
and combined with warm colors that evoke a combination of nature and calm, WATERFALL_60"x48", by Anne Raymond
Christine Wexler's photograph, THE WAVE, of 3 boys waiting to surf, captures the warmth and spirit of the spring and summer seasons.
There are other artists that come to mind when I think color, and light and spring. Wolf Kahn creates beautiful paintings that evoke nature. I pinned SPRING GREENS on my Pinterest board recently, and it was 're-pinned' and 'liked' many times.
Photographer Bonnie Edelman captures the extraordinary colors of nature in her SCAPES series.
Color theorist Josef Albers explored the relationship of colors and perception in his series of over 1000 geometric paintings, HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE. One of his green paintings, SOFT SPOKEN,
We will be seeing a lot more green in 2013 since Emerald green was selected by Pantone as the Color of the Year. Versions of emerald will find its way into many products this year.
The spring RE eblast, with the variety of inspiring green artwork was created and sent in support of National Donate Life Month. Thanks to President Obama for making it official and acknowledged throughout the country. My family and I are involved in a number of events during the month to help raise awareness and the profile of the dire need in New York State and throughout the US to increase the organ donor registry. Romanoff Elements will be donating a portion of sales to the New York Organ Donor Network and their work on behalf of increasing the donor registry.
I'm hoping that the sun starts to shine more, and we can all enjoy spring; the warmth, the natural and beautiful colors, and the new energy that comes with it!