With the start of a New Year, we often look for ways to refresh our lives, infuse it with energy, be more efficient. The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, "Greenery," is refreshing and revitalizing, symbolic of new beginnings. Here is a simple way to generate those feelings in your home. When your surroundings are refreshing, you will likely notice a new vibrancy in your day to day life as well.
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At Sorrel Sky Gallery, the space can look and feel completely different from week to week. Yes, we may have just hung new work from our featured artists. However, we often create that sense of refreshment by simply changing the art hangings, relocating a sculpture or moving a display. Art is dynamic on its own. When we relocate it, or change its source of lighting, that innate dynamic nature is emphasized. Carefully considering what our desired ambience is, we may make a statement reflecting the change in seasons, or perhaps for a special event.
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Professional art consultants carefully weigh texture, color, relationships and practicality when considering a space for art. Balance and contrast play an integral part in creating an inviting environment. A blend of both light absorbing and light reflecting spatial elements can create interest that allows the eye to roam through an art collection comfortably.
Breathe new life and freshness into your space...
The same philosophy can be applied in your home. You have the ability to breathe new life and freshness into that space by simply relocating your art collection. It helps us to appreciate our private collections and see them in a new and different light. A renewed vitality is achieved with some simple adjustments throughout the year. Similar to how we change our wardrobes to match the seasons, rotating art between storage and display is not uncommon.
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Art adds pleasure to our lives. Experiment with your collection and see what feels good. There are no rights or wrongs. You can determine which relationships are most satisfactory. Unapparent dynamics may just be waiting to be energized. Your space can become a place of solitude and reflection, an enticement to congregate with others, or even an extension of a personal interest, motivating your sense of expression.
Art changes everything. Let it refresh you as well!
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