This is a valentine to Valentine’s Day because love isn’t a simple heart-shaped experience.
Red represents vitality, passion, and love, as well as rage, sin, and debt.
Orange represents citrus, zest, endurance, and embers. It doesn’t have a negative association.
Yellow symbolizes sunshine, warmth, summer, and happiness. It also means fear, caution, and toxicity.
Green is associated with growth, newness, and nature. It is also associated with envy, greed, money, and nausea.
Blue means loyalty, masculinity, tranquillity, and favoured status. Blue is also the color of cold and sadness and death.
Purple stands for eccentricity, ceremony, mystery as well as mourning, transformation, and bruising.
Pink has several meanings. In Vancouver, the pink cherry trees make even the grittiest urban environments look bridal-pretty.
The cranes are the most lifelike elements in this painting. Cranes are a motif for hard work and manual labour.
T.S. Eliot series: “I will show you fear in a handful of dust”.
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