Colour Consoles My Soul, My Mind, My Heart, and Yours

By Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Colours have a crucial role in our life, becoming a direct-indirect driving force of humans’ identity, emotion, appreciation, creativity. Understanding colour as treasure transcends us to the other realm. Indonesia is situated in Southeast Asia. As the fourth most populated country in the world, the country has a variety of conflicts due to natural catastrophe, poverty, corruption, religious conflicts, etc. Moreover, despite their creative and artistic talents, for me, Indonesians are complicated, not logical, passive, and reluctant in thinking which hinder their better life. Therefore, the researcher developed a 4-clover leaf pattern (fortune) which anyone can put their creativity and logical thinking by using colour. The pattern can also imply the same symbolism among Hindu-Buddhism (cosmos), Christianity (cross), Islam (oneness), and others (4 elements) which can encourage mutual understanding and open dialogues. The empirical research took place during her residence in Indonesia (2003-7), visiting different places, mostly Java. Particularly, this paper discusses of the Atma Jaya Hsopital employees, focusing on their emotions, reflections, and solutions in their life journey.

Keywords: Colour, Emotion, Creativity, Logical Thinking, Understanding, Healing, Self-Criticism

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.183-196. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.161MB).

Dr. Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja

Independent Scholar, Helsinki, Finland

Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja was born in South Korea 1950. After acquiring a degree of journalism, she became a pioneer in Norway, Scandinavia, to study art and design. She further continued her study in USA and UK with Ph. D in architecture. She has worked as artist, designer, journalist, bridging South Korea and Scandinavia. She has held many exhibitions, titled ‘Goethe in Me’ across the globe. Moreover, as a volunteer, she has engaged to many humanitarian works (prison, NGOs, housewives, hospital) in Kuwait and Indonesia, as well as teaching at different institutes. She has received many awards. After returning to Finland 2007, she has been devoting herself for writing articles/books and preparing exhibitions.


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