EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
In the summer of 2015, two major events changed my life. I found myself completely out of work for 5 months, and I started to meditation and in earnest. I was amazed by the transformation of my mind and body. I had been a practitioner of yoga for 3 years, but I didn't realize that without meditation, the benefits of an embodied practice are limited. I became profoundly happy and felt settled for the first time in my life, despite the fact that my professional life was in shambles, and I was under incredible stress. Something hard broke inside of me that needed to be broken, and when I finally realized that I was awakening to a new kind of life, the work started to flood in. I wanted to make paintings that reflected the inner flourishing that results from a dedicated yoga/meditation practice. I have never attempted anything quite so intimate before, and found a lot of inspiration from Jung's "Red Book." There are paintings I've created imagining that Jung practiced yoga, and how he may have been influenced by a similar circumstance in which I found myself.