#1b - Hand Stories
This body of work was begun at the beginning of the pandemic; since 2020, my interests in zen, archetypal psychology, nature, and dreams started to inform one another. My research through mind-body associations like sensory practices and present-moment awareness practices in meditation, and studying where dreams and waking correspond became increasingly important. Tracing my hand repetitively, memories, and metaphoric imagery, expressed liminal experiences; these bloomed in isolation. And the watercolor works on paper are made of controlled circles drawn and filled by hand, contrasted my oil works which are made by uncontrolled dispersing of paint which evaporates to leave circles of residue. With these methods I explore time, disintegration and the consequences of action or non-action on the environment, human connection, and interdependence.