Ahhh.. to ESCAPE. I know at this time of year, that’s all I want to do. Escape into the movie theatre, escape into the spa, escape into a book or down south…. In fact, it’s in the winter that I do the best daydreaming because I can let my mind just wander and imagine. It’s also the reading season for me. That’s the essence of this week’s colour story.
To escape and to depart from reality, while we strive to find the balance between the real and surreal worlds is where we find ourselves. Trying to make sense of the masks and uniforms we must wear in our current worlds, while knowing there is much more underneath it all. The colour experts at Benjamin Moore refer to “the 50’s…the “perfect” family… the structured lifestyle, the tailored and polished, masking all that lies beneath.”
The colours in this story are feminine.
Unlike ORDER, where the lines, spaces and colours were defined and contained in distinct forms and shapes, ESCAPE is the opposite; forms flow freely and organically. Colours are pale, soft, frosted and opalescent.
Fantasy; Surreal; Dreamlike; Meditation; Blurred; Humour and Whimsy; Perceived Perfection; It’s Not What It Seems; 1950’s Perfect Perception.
Texture and Pattern are glycerin, plexi-gloss, transparency and sheer, veiled and softened.
This story reminds me of the installations I saw at “Come Up To My Room” this year.
Have you seen evidence of this story emerging? The first thing that comes to my mind is “Mad Men” and my friend Patty. I’ll show you what I mean on Friday.