The BEIGE color – Symbolism and Intentions

Beige theme fused glass tiles glued to an aluminum printed panel

Beige, in its many variations accented with Yellow, White, Gold, and Orange, are the colors in this series of fused glass tiles adhered to an aluminum printed panel.  This series depicts a desert journey, a voyage filled with a sense of awe, inspired by the silence between the rocks and the sky.  I was born in Be’er-Sheva, located in the Negev Desert in southern Israel; thus, I am only half kidding when I say that my love for the desert has its origins way back.  Beige is a neutral color; it transmits calmness, void of stormy feelings.

More than any other type of geographical area, the desert is where the horizon line is uninterrupted from side to side by any obstruction, being a structure or anything else.  The desert’s variety of colors seems monochromatic, but it is rich and expensive if only one opens his eyes and maybe his soul as well.  Beige color is chromatic, but it can display different shades; thus, it is every so often called: sand, wheat, and parchment. 

I like touring deserts, it’s like an answer to a call, and it always feels like going home.  The vast open space and the proximity to my higher power take my breath away and fill me up with joy.  I have been to some amazingly beautiful deserts in my travels, for example, Bolivia’s Southwest High Desert, Tabo in Spiti Valley, India, and Joshua Tree.