Skin is a protective barrier and at the same time an open membrane through which we connect with our environment. We feel, sense, and absorb sensory stimuli. Skin is also considered the mirror of the soul. What if we could experience our skin not only receptively, but also expressively? If we could send out what is inside us, make it visible?
I am fascinated by sensuality and the magical organism of our body. This asked within me for color, and texture, to choose it consciously, to mix it, apply it to a surface, and to express with it what is inside me. I wanted to feel the color with my skin, remove the distance between myself and the canvas, and thus immerse myself in my work.
This expedition continually surprises me. Merging with my work is a particularly personal dimension of intimacy that I share with my performance.
Sometimes sensations feel like we are radiating. Or bleed. And we do. Our feelings, hopes, our past, and therefore our future, surround us in an inexplicable way like an aura. Invisibly, we send out vibrations that others are able to receive and sense. With my project SCIN, I bring these vibrations very near, making them tangible, and visible.
The image itself is not the main object. The natural process of pure, raw expression is the matter that fills the space. I don't produce anything, I don't generate. I connect and let flow what needs freedom and asks for expansion. The only thing that can become visible is what was unseen before. It is an organic process I cultivate and share.
Thus, my works are not only the actual act of painting itself. Each is a single project whose process begins long before the visual revelation. Growing from a seed that opens and spreads underground, until it breaks through the boundary of the membrane of my skin - into the visible.
Why would you do a painting about blooming in dark colors? Because it starts in the soil. This I only perceived intuitionally when I was preparing directly before the performance. Many various bright organic colors I had in store but didn't feel it at that moment. Black and brown were calling me. ..and connecting with my feet. My roots. I wanted to dig into the ground and plant seeds into the earth.
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As an art therapist in studies, I'm passionate about holding this space in a sensitive manner for other human beings in their transformational process.
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