You know how smells often remind us of different places, things and times in our lives? I believe that’s similar to what colors and images do to our subconscious.
“I believe that Magic is Art and Art, whether it be music, writing, sculpture or any other, is literally magic. Art, like any magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words or images, to achieve changes in consciousness… Indeed to cast a spell is simply to manipulate words, to change people’s consciousness”
– Alan Moore
The difference between visuals and smells is the way we can appropriate these images and colors into our present memory and instill meaning and intention with them.
The colors of Bloom and their meaning:
"The innocence of the white roots branches and leaves,
within the warm joy of optimism and compassion in the yellow and gold. Surrounded by the prosperous cleansing of green
which turns to a darker green of self-sufficiency abundance growth and harmony.
The peace of blue calms, heals and protects perception truth and inspiration.
The knowledge of purple projecting and inspiring into transcendence.
The growth on top of the Bloom lies in the courage, strength, tenacity, passion and energy of orange and red."
The color yellow can be both for happiness, optimism and creativity, or cowardice, betrayal, egoism and even madness. Everything has two or more sides to it. One is not better than another, it all depends on the context.
“All creative art is magic, is evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive, enlightening, familiar, and surprising.”
– Joseph Conrad
Once upon a time I fell in love with roots and branches. The diverse an complex unity. When I think that my lungs are in the shape or such I feel suddenly like creation/evolution’s art piece.
“Do not imagine that art or anything else is other than high magic! - is a system of holy hieroglyph. The artist, the initiate, thus frames his mysteries. The rest of the world scoff, or seek to understand, or pretend to understand; some few obtain the truth.”
― Aleister Crowley
Painted with watercolors and black ink in 2012, while very pregnant with my second child.