The Seven Elements of Design – Part II – Colour

ImageThe second of the Seven Elements of Design I want to address is colour. The science behind this one amazes me.

Did you know that colour doesn’t really exist? What the human eye perceives as colour is merely a reaction of light reflecting off the surface of an object. Our eyes translate the wavelengths and we see the colour(s) of light that is reflected. So, in a way, this element of design is not colour, but light.

John 8:12 says, “Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.'”

If what we see as colour is really light and Jesus is the light of the world, it stands to reason that Jesus is reflected in everything. Everything! This goes far beyond a simple element of graphic design. This is the basis for the world in which we live. God is the creator of all things. Like any artist, He wants the recognition for his work. A painter will sign his piece, an author will make sure that her name is on the cover of her book. God, well He makes sure He is actually, truly, literally reflected off of all of His work.

Imagine how famous I would be if I could do that.

 

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