A former Durango artist now living in Denver will return to town this week to debut his line of Quantum T-shirts, which he claims are more than just a garment.
Matthew Colella, a former Durango Herald staffer and Fort Lewis College graduate, founded the Denver-based creative arts company blue13creative, and Quantum is an offshoot of the company. Colella will display his sweatshop-free shirts from 4 to 9 p.m. today at The Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave.
Quantum T-shirts feature short, intellectual sentiments designed to influence peoples intentions toward positive results. Colellas design for each shirt is augmented with phrases like Inhabit Humility and Speak Prosperity.
Colella said the project is based on proven theories of quantum physics that claim people create their own perception of reality as they interact with it. Heres how he said the theory works:
b The T-shirt projects a positive intention.
b That intention affects a viewers reality the instant it is observed.
b Reality benefits from the energy created during the exchange.
We are not separate your thoughts determine everything, Colella said of the process.
Colellas parent company, blue13creative, is a language-arts company offering professional writing and editing, creative audio/video and screen-printing services for commercial enterprises and community organizations.