Reflecting a fusion of artistic, spiritual and nature-loving pursuits, the Sedona trend for Spring/ Summer 2014 is a stimulating vortex of textures using a variety of polymer clays as well as colors with strong Native American influences such as the warmth, energy and feelings of kinship elicited by the Arizona terracotta of Red Rock and the mind-healing blues of Wading Pool.
The prominent and imposing sunbaked hues of Red Rock stand out in stark contrast to the refreshing, laid-back and introspective blues of Wading Pool. The neutral grey of Sunlit and the moderating and prosperous greens of Agave and Shadowed act as balancing elements that provide a harmonious transition between the two extremes.
Oven-baked polymer clay is the predominant component that provides color stability and consistency to achieve the challenging combination of hues in this trend. It can also be molded, shaped, stamped and layered into a limitless variety of shapes and its versatility makes it possible to simulate gemstones such as turquoise and mimic banned or restricted materials such as ivory.
The Sedona trend displays swaths of strong, basic colors brimming with vitality contrasted with soothing, reflecting tones. The emphasis on natural materials and the symmetrical arrangement of basic geometric shapes suggest an uncomplicated directness and oneness with nature, a focusing of the mind and physical movement directed toward advancing one’s well-being.