faMayBe Art is GREEN

Green is the color of nature from the subatomic to the cosmic. Originating from Middle English, green means grass and grow. Green is electromagnetic radiation, a form of energy creating a spectrum or continuum of color values in visual light. Visible light is responsible for our optical sense of sight traveling in waves through space. Our visual perception of greenness allows us to process and interpret light by forming a coherent whole in sequence and progression; an optical system for organizing, identifying and understanding the environment.
Plants are green because of a natural pigment known as Chlorophyll which developed from a 3000 million year old living systems process called Photosynthesis. Cyanobacterial organisms obtain their energy this way by converting the suns light energy necessary for all life on earth.
Hindu metaphysical tradition centers on Prana, life force, or vital energy.
In the Hindu belief system green is symbolically represented by the fourth, heart chakra Anahata symbolizing the consciousness of love, empathy, selflessness and devotion. Chakras correspond to vital points in the physical body in major plexuses of arteries, veins and nerves. Their name derives from the Sanskirit word for wheel or turning as in the circular cycles of nature. On the psychic level, this center of force inspires the human being to love, be compassionate, altruistic, devoted and to accept the things that happen in a divine way. Spiritual energy is often closely associated with the metaphor of life as the movement, vibration and aura of breath.
Esther Cohen
Poet, Author, Book Doctor, Activist, Educator
“I am new to this intangible world, part outer space, part as common as a telephone. I don’t understand how it works. How we find one another, how we decide what to say, and how to say it. But I’d like to try, to find you (whoever you are) and to write as much as I can. Let me know what you like and what you don’t. And write to me. Write to me.”
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Lisa Jacobson
Blanca’s Epiphany in Green
oil on linen
14 x 18