Artist Statement - Dance Action Paintings
The human figure moves in a continuum of rhythmic motion. Its pulse, breath and craniosacral rhythms perpetually flow throughout the body. A dancer’s body reveals these rhythms through the most sublime expressions of shape, gesture and movement. These paintings are an attempt to capture these rhythms in collaboration with choreographed dance. Painting and dancing have been forms of creative expression since the dawn of ancient ceremonial cave paintings and ritualistic tribal dances. These dancers and I explored this relationship through an orchestration of internal and external rhythms, a reticulation of pattern as sensory stimulation perceived by hands and feet, and by harmonizing a two-dimensional canvas with a three-dimensional dance. Ultimately, by combining these two art forms, we engaged in a deeper expression of consciousness; communicating what is too deep for words and therefore evoking an ancient language of emotional truth.