The BLUE color – Symbolism and Intentions

Blue theme fused glass tiles adhered to a plexiglass mosaic panel

“Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue – that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man’s destruction is finished.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

“The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural … The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white.” – Wassily Kandinsky

In nature, the blue color is continuous and endless as the sky is ever-present; it is also the color of all bodies of water.  This series of fused glass tiles adhered to a plexiglass mosaic panel is about a journey through an ocean or a trip through the clouds.  Blue is a cool color that creates a sense of space, and in my mind, it’s a soothing color, reducing stress and fear and slows the heart rate.

In religions, the color blue is given to the Gods and powers attributed to the sky.  Thus, blue often symbolizes inspiration, spirituality, harmony, serenity, and flow. 

Some of the most transcendent blue scenery occurs at Lake Hovsgol in Mongolia, Colombia Glacier in Alaska, and Lifeguard Station 56 in Los Angeles.