Sandra J. Pineault
acrylic collage on 18 x 18 inch canvas
Throughout civilization the color red has denoted life and the sacred. Feng Shui philosophy, the art of placing things, such as furniture, for success, recommends something red to be in a room where creativity takes place. Even in western society red denotes heat, passion, energy. In China, red signifies longevity, in Tibet it is the color of monk's robes. There is a special complex style of painting utilizing mainly red called Thankas in the Eastern tradition.
In a far eastern language, the word for red and white is Kohaku: ko: red and white:haku. Pronounced as one word, their use signifies happiness and celebration.