The talk by Ingrid Fetell Lee (founder and author of The Aesthetics of Joy), is a must see for each and every one of us, no matter what our situation in life (video link is below). Her topic, “joy”, is a prime example of how what we see, literally makes us feel and what we feel has an incredible impact on our overall well being, either in the moment or longer term.
Ingrid comments in the talk, that the environments we often live in, are literally “killing us”. Its a pretty bold statement but shows if nothing else, how incredibly vital it is that we understand how to deliver a visual experience that includes and emboldens us rather than isolates and leaves us vulnerable.
The approach of bringing any form of colour into an environment should be done with purpose and to do that, a deep understanding of the way in which what we see, makes us feel. Just for a moment, consider Ingrid’s salient observation of one word, commonly used but do we really “get” the meaning when we use it?
Aesthetics – originating from the Greek word “Aisthanomai”