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Art, in one form or another, exists in every culture. It is a common language unto us all, one that we all understand regardless of what verbal language we may speak. Art is different from spoken language in the respect that the language of art is emotion, rather than words. Over time, most of us will spend a large part of our lives producing or appreciating art and the aesthetics of design. But what exactly is the reason for the power art has to move us?
The simplest explanation is that humans are a visual species. So much of what we experience can be quickly identified with an image. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Our brains have been well trained from birth to absorb and process visual stimulus. Think of the power of color alone. How does the color red make you feel? Or the color blue?
Through visual art, we can express shared feelings and experiences that cannot be described easily with words. Art can help us recapture feelings and experiences that we have had in the past and would like to have again.
Perhaps at no other time are art, design and visual stimuli more able to powerfully affect our emotions than during the holidays. Traditional Christmas lighting and décor stimulates cherished memories of holidays past and the special feelings we all share during this time of year. Let’s look at a few of the ways we create the art of Christmas lighting and bring the emotions of the season to life for you.
Lighted palm trees can add height and provide a proper frame to your design. Palm trees are majestic when lit, and can be reminiscent of candles reaching into the night sky. You can even light the fronds to provide a brilliant, exploding firework-like effect at the top.
Garland is a great element for bringing depth and fullness to your lighting decor. Wrapping pillars, trimming rooflines and swaging entryways and fences with garland keeps your holiday design visible during daytime. Pre-lit garland can also add texture at night. Choose from simple garland or ornate garland with ribbon or pinecones to provide the perfect finishing accent to your design.
Roofline lighting outlines and defines your home or building against the night sky and provides a strong foundation for your overall design. String light styles in traditional, large colored C-9 bulbs are a great way to accentuate the peaks and ridges of your roof. Icicle lighting is a beautiful, softer approach that can be stunning when used with multiple levels of rooflines.
Trees can lend themselves to several lighting treatments. While white lights are most popular, you can also add excitement to your design by using multi-color and twinkling lights. Wrap the trunk in red and white lights for a candy cane look, or hang large snowfall tubes like giant icicles.
Speaking of trees, a nice way to add some extra glamour to your trees is to add decorative spheres. Spheres range from simple white to multi-color in twinkling and non-twinkling styles.
At Mobile Illumination, we consider ourselves holiday lighting artisans, and our Christmas lighting designs as true works of art. Taking the blank canvas that is your home or business and transforming it into a beautiful showpiece has been our specialty for over twenty years. Give us a call today, and let us design a masterwork for you.