Matchbox Artist Spotlight: Hannah Upham

Hannah Upham is contributing a matchbox inspired art piece to the Small Resources=Big Possibilities Art Auction Gala on March 17.

Hannah Upham is a licensed professional counselor, art therapist and horticultural therapist in Lafayette and Boulder, Colorado.  She has a private practice where she offers art, music, horticulture and play as modalities to help children, adolescents, adults and seniors through mental health issues, transitions and difficulties in their lives.

Glass: Hannah’s unique glass pieces are made from used and recycled glass, a way to make junk or trash become something new and valuable again. She uses the special reflective, transluscent, and color qualities that glass can offer when making jewelry, sushi sets and dinnerware, candleholders, boxes, bells,  and suncatchers.  She incorporates the concept of Color Therapy in making and selling her work.

Color Therapy:
We know that each color found in the visible light spectrum has its own wavelength and its own frequency, which stimulates humans in certain ways.It is proven that plants have different growth habits when exposed to light rays of varying wavelengths. Some rays can be dangerous if we are exposed to them, but the visible light, the rainbow, can have a soothing, nutritive effect on us, like it does with plants.

Each color is connected to various areas of our body and will affect us emotionally, physically, and mentally. This is incorporated in the Chakra Systems and Maitri Systems of Eastern Religions. By learning how each color influences us individually, we can effectively use color to give us an extra boost of energy (or calm us down) when we need it.

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