I am interested in how the human body in different positions affects the mood of the mind. By putting the body into certain positions or postures one can create space for the mind to expand. The Hatha Yoga practitioner aims to harmonise the solar and lunar energies within thereby creating space for higher mental states to be experienced. When I paint I aim to be in the mind of the Yoga practitioner transcending boundaries into a 'cosmic consciousness’ where I aim to seek meaning through form, colour and texture.
Governed by the moon I sense forces that manifest rhythmically in my work offering the viewer the potential to see what I see and be drawn into my world where horizons are limitless and textures reveal the subconscious. As an abstract artist I allow and encourage the rhythm of pattern and potential of each shape, I look for unity in line and form encapsulating positive and negative space/ absence and presence.
Absence and presence and the paradox of the body were highlighted by Mekala Krishnan, carpenter Fellow of Indian and Himalayan Art, PMA and Debra Diamond curator of the world’s first Yoga exhibition held at the Smithsonian, Washington DC; Yoga: The Art of Transformation 2013-14.
The paradox focuses on an artefact dated 1333 where the artist represented an enlightened being by cutting a silhouetted figure out of a sheet of copper so that the human being is both simultaneously absent and present reflecting the paradox of the body because the body is “both the tool of the practice but also what the practitioner seeks to transcend ultimately’’ says Mekala Krishnan 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKHq7Y3OJbA)