was a question put by one of my peers towards my paintings. At first I thought nothing of it, but then, I realised that I myself want to know why green and what does green hide in different countries etc.
In a book The Little Book of Colour by Karen Haller I found a lot of information about the impact of colour on people in the psychological way.
Green in the USA symbolizes money, and is also a colour of enviroment and nature, whereas in the East, green can symbolize fertility, infidelity and new beginnings. In China, for example, to wear green hat is an expression that means your wife has been unfaithful to you. These are the meanings around the world, but most importantly now, because my audience is from Britain, green here symbolizes jealousy. The term ‘green-eyed’ jealousy was first used by Shakespeare, in his play The Merchant of Venice.
While reading a chapter about being confident in your workplace, green there symbolized balance and reasurance.
The fun part is, that I had no intention on using green in the first place. Green didnt take any importance in my project and all these informations came to me after finishing the paintings and photographs. Now thinking about it, green in the meaning of reasurance and balance perfectly work with my ‘theme’.