The Mind Grows Heated

The Mind Grows Heated

The Mind Grows Heated… Glass Works 22

The Color Red… Vitality—Courage—Strength

Red stirs our emotions, stimulates us to action, and fills us with energy.

The Mind Grows Heated is my tribute to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Goethe is acknowledged as one of the true giants of creativity. I am inspired by his poem, Lose This Day Loitering. Specifically the lines…

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Only engage, and then the mind grows heated –

Begin it, and then the work will be completed!

In this image I see the mind conceiving ideas that glow red-hot, longing to complete the journey from thought to reality. Goethe’s legendary list of achievements are proof his ideas often completed the journey to fruition.

I for one wish I could find the discipline to follow his advice. I think of this image each time I’m tempted to “Lose this day loitering,” rather than to “Begin it, and then the work will be completed.”

Prints of The Mind Grows Heated are available  SourceLightImages.

Here is Goethe’s complete poem…

Lose This Day Loitering

Lose this day loitering – ’twill be the same story

To-morrow – and the next more dilatory;

Each indecision brings its own delays,

And days are lost lamenting o’er lost days,

Are you in earnest? sieze this very minute –

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Only engage, and then the mind grows heated –

Begin it, and then the work will be completed!

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749 – 1832)

Passage from Faust

Translated by John Anster

The Color Red… Vitality—Courage—Strength

The Color Red: Glass Works 17

Colors are known to invoke an emotional response, impact mood, and even have healing powers.

Vitality, courage, and strength are all attributes of the color red.

Red is the color of lovers. Think Valentine’s Day, romance, passion and excitement.

Red is also the color of intensity, fierceness, fire and blood.

Red stirs our emotions, stimulates us to action, and fills us with energy.

In healing, red counteracts anemia, lack of energy, impotence, and low blood pressure.

As a photographer, I challenged myself to create images that featured a dominant color chosen for its beneficial characteristics.

The Color Red: Waterfall on the LA 405

I hope I have captured red’s energy in, “Waterfall,” and red’s strength and vitality in “Glass Work 17.”

Please take a closer look at larger versions of these photographs by following the links listed below.

Stay tuned—I’ll be featuring more images and their good-for-the-soul color characteristics in future posts.

Waterfall from the LA 405 Series