Color association is something very important to me. Whether we are conscious of the effects they impose or not, it is important to learn about them. Many times we are so unaware of their impact that we will find ourselves surrounded by a hanging emotion that we can't understand its sourcing. It may be anger, sadness, fear, passion, joy; the possibilities are endless.
I chose the color blue for two reasons: In a more physical sense, blue is often associated as soothing and calming. In a more internal sense, blue represents sadness, isolation and depression (to name a few). I wanted this image to represent both sides of this color. With both associations in mind, the image can represent the intermingling of the two in different ways. For me, it is a representation of the isolating haze that engulfs a person with a socially claimed mental illness. It dangles on each and every leaf of perception for the person looking out at the world through the veil of their personal view. This perception is a self-inflicted island of inability to communicate with others due to their own distorted outlook on themselves and, reflectively, the world around them. Despite the extensive craving to release all of their internal battle to another, the secrets remain locked inside their world, waiting, desperately, for just one other to meet them in the wood.