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Embracing the Power of Circular, Spherical, and Dotted Elements

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

Throughout history, researchers have delved into the human psyche to understand our natural affinity for circular and curvy shapes. Studies dating back to the early 20th century, such as Helge Lundholm's 1921 research and the work of psychologists Albert Kastl and Irvin Child in 1968, revealed that curved lines evoke feelings of gentleness, tranquility, and positivity. It is no wonder that we instinctively prefer shapes and objects that exude a sense of safety and shy away from sharp angles that may suggest threats. Among these graceful forms, the circle stands as the ultimate curvilinear shape, encompassing attributes that captivate us, like safety, gentleness, and a sense of completion.

At Cherinadded, our artistic vision and design principles go beyond words, expressing messages in subtle, non-verbal ways. Drawing on the psychology of shapes, we skillfully utilize circular geometric elements to complement and convey our messages through design. Circles evoke a sense of constant motion, reminiscent of balls, wheels, and celestial bodies like the sun and moon. Moreover, they symbolize continuity and completeness, representing eternal wholes with no definitive beginning or end.

Cherinadded’s work of art and design want to communicate something specific but in a subtle, non-verbal

manner. Based on the psychology of shapes, we use them in such a way that they support our message through design. Circle geometric shapes point to the idea of being on the move or that something is hard to pin down. This is because they remind us of a ball or a wheel, along with celestial bodies that are always in motion, such as the sun and moon. Circles also represent the concept of continuity and completeness. They symbolize the eternal whole because there is no beginning or end in circular constructions



Speaking of Yayoi Kusama, her life and work deeply inspire us. The artist's obsession with dots and circular forms, born from a desire to escape reality and merge with the world, resonates with Cherinadded's mission to evoke positive emotions and convey meaningful messages through designs. Kusama's childhood experience of seeing flowers transform into dots in a field became the seed for her iconic use of polka dots in her art. This personal encounter reflects how an artist's emotions and experiences can inspire a unique artistic style.

In a similar vein, Cherinadded's Silk Bloom brooch draws inspiration from the psychology of shapes and human perception, showcasing how personal experiences can influence an artist's creative process. Just as Kusama used polka dots, Cherinadded incorporates circular elements into her designs to showcase her individual style and creative vision.



There was also interest in the exotic artist herself, her insanity, her craziness and obsession blending simple subjects with her own emotional concerns. Yayoi Kusama’s artwork first started to emerge in childhood as a way of escaping the realities of life and expressing the visions she experienced. Her visions contained recurring patterns of dots

Yayoi Kusama's obsession with dots, which she used to escape reality and merge with the world, is reminiscent of Cherinadded's desire to create designs that evoke positive emotions and convey meaningful messages. Kusama had a childhood experience where she saw flowers turn into dots while sitting in a flower field. Despite the hallucination being scary, it became a source of inspiration for her signature style of incorporating polka dots into her art. This experience reflects how personal experiences and emotions can inspire artists to create unique styles and works of art.

Cherinadded's inspiration for the Silk Bloom brooch, rooted in the psychology of shapes and human perception, also showcases how personal experiences can influence an artist's creative process. Like Kusama's use of polka dots, Cherinadded's use of circular elements in her design reflects her style and creative vision.

“Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos.

Polka dots are a way to infinity,”

Narcissus Garden, a supplementary installation created by Yayoi Kusama in 1966, inspired Cherinadded in her design. The installation featured 1,300 stainless-steel mirror balls spread throughout the gallery to force a confrontation with one's vanity and ego by only reflecting the viewer's image.

Kusama's bold and interactive approach to art has inspired many artists, including Cherinadded, who seeks to create designs that evoke emotion and meaningful messages. The use of reflective surfaces, such as mirrors and metallic finishes, can be seen in some of Cherinadded's designs, including the Silk Bloom brooch, which incorporates hand-painted ceramics and Thai silk tassels for an elegant and reflective finish.


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