How to promote peace? Wear a peace scarf: Peace is Multicolored

by Mary DeArment February 13, 2016

One response to the terrorism which has become a fact of our lives is to promote peace. However, the concept of peace is not as straightforward as we might wish. Peace is understood and experienced differently by different cultures, nations and individuals. Political neutrality is a term used with nation-states but it's worth translating its principles to our personal lives. Respect, acceptance of diversity and trust are key to both political and personal neutrality.*

This rendition of the word peace represents the relationship of neutrality and peace. Each base design (see below) is on its own ground so the interaction and tiling effect between blocks is muted by the diversity of the backgrounds. The color scheme is unified but the use of gradients makes the color transitions unique. The variety of neutrals belies the idea that neutral means dull. In the same way, our diversity sets us apart but our shared humanity unifies us. 

When this sketch was transformed into a scarf the surprising result was a subtle, multi colored beauty. I love the symbolism of this unexpected result: even when we try and keep the dynamic gray and tan, the luscious greens and warm browns and cornflower blues will out!



Mary DeArment
Mary DeArment



A bit more about Mary DeArment

by Mary DeArment June 21, 2017

I am a prolific and fast designer so I meet every design challenge with confidence....I am insatiably creative, constantly designing and thinking deeply about what matters to me and the world, so that my word choices are meaningful and personal. FAMILY, DANCE, HUMOR, THE ARTS, TRUST and THINK are some of my favorites.
Mary shown here in limited edition Earth Soul scarf with homegrown nasturtiums. Sarasota, FL, 2015

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Scarf as Travel Accessory: Practical, Memorable and Personal

by Mary DeArment May 23, 2017

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Mary DeArment Forges Strategic Partnership with VIDA, Harnessing the Power of the Internet and Digital Printing to Democratize Art Through Fashion

by Mary DeArment April 21, 2017

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“Millennials have something to say” so entrepreneur Mary DeArment, in unity with her client base, provides unique word-based art expressing personalization, connection and deep-rooted values. Fashion designer DeArment responds to political shifts, new production methods, changing demographics and emerging technology, creating new word-art products, available through collaboration with VIDA, a globally-minded company that uses technology to bridge distance and bring together artists and producers.

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