LOVE IS SEEING COLOR
Love is seeing color and appreciating every variation of hue – the richness of tones and textures – the contrast of elements. The traditionalist, the impressionist, the modernist – all illustrate in color. Though the painting may be abstract and messy, it creates the perfect portrait for display. It tells a story worth so much more than a summit of words.
We were never designed to live in a monochromatic world where beauty was to only be found in the familiar. The allure of the exotic, the different, and the varying pigments are all meant to be enjoyed. None is more beautiful than the other but all showcase a masterpiece created and curated by an artist and an architect – a master in His field of expertise. Our design, our nature, and our color breathe life into the canvas on which it is printed. It infuses both function and fashion to its present form.
Our differences should never be what separates us but the glue that holds us together. It is what weaves the tapestry of our lives. Life gets most interesting when we discover color beyond the primary of red, yellow, and blue. When life is done together, you get colors like Marsala. The molds from which we are made may have come from deep dark places, but the love and care of the sculptor in shaping us gives beauty and purpose. Love sculpts mounds of clay into priceless pieces. Love fortifies with a frame that is able to stand in the heat of opposition. Love shapes and styles in a way that one is able to carry the weight of another even while being fragile.
“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” – Isaiah 64:8
I – a concoction of spicy, feisty, island blue was blended with the red, solid, and sturdy Georgia clay and we make art together. Our friends from across the way: – White, Hispanic, Asian, Creole, and Indian add both drama and excitement to our canvas. They complement our palette well. The portrait of a cool spring evening can easily be transposed into a fiery summer day when they are around. We see them. We see their color, their textures, their tones, their vibrancy, and we love them exactly the way they are.
When purchasing art, the buyer wants an original. He or she chooses authentic over perfect. He or she purchases not with her head but with her heart. The hues of life speak to them, minister to them, and soothe the desires of both their eyes and their souls. They want color. They want depth. They want an extension of love and life. The truth is …. So do we.
A blank canvas is worth nothing to its beholder if there is no intention to create. Every creed and every race are displayed in the artistry of humanity. Embrace the diversity around you and let it enhance the quality and richness of your life. Your life with color is worth so much more than your life without it. I dare you to see color embedded in the womb of love.