At Sol, one part of the wall is painted in magenta.
This color, discovered by Goethe, is a combination of red and violet,
which respectively are the lowest and highest colors of the visible spectrum.
Red is most heavy with long wavelengths signifying Roughness.
Violet is light with short wavelengths signifying Delicateness.
Hence, in Japan, violet is commonly used to represent the highest rank.
The words, “reason is formed by the height of culture and the height of animality” represent this ideology;
when the extremities of the vulgar and the refined exist, instead of combining both and diving it in half,
it is the intuition of going both directions simultaneously.
This is what is referred to as the Middle Way in Buddhism, meaning when exact opposites exist,
one does not take what is in the center but encloses them both.
Sol’s aim to synthesize the man-made, contemporary and western, with the natural, antique and eastern,
alludes to the meaning of the color magenta, which signifies a mixture of opposite colors.
Thus, magenta is the symbol of the Middle Way.

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  • DATE : 2013.05.07
  • Cat : Sol

染織史家・吉岡幸雄氏ドキュメンタリー『』が、5/17まで京都シネマで11:00-やってます。

*5/18からは神戸・元町映画館にて

冒頭で、紫に染めるのが1番難しい、だからこそ好きだと仰ってました。

紫という色は可視光線で1番周波数の高い色。

それは周波が微細であり繊細であり、同時に傷付き易さでもあり。

また、精神性や意識の高さであり、同時に視界の広さでもあり。

紫を生きろ、というメッセージなのだと思いました。

物作りに携わってる人、携わりたいと思ってる人、日本に生まれた人、地球に生きてる人に是非観て頂きたいと思います。

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