When we paint from our bodies an interesting thing happens. By the act of engaging we allow the seeds of our creative spirit to flourish. As a result our sense of awareness expands. Perhaps we gaze into the face of a poppy, really noticing it’s fragile petals, the open yielding face. It may take the form of appreciating a phrase from a book we’re reading, or in our own writing. We more readily stop to savor a line, roll it around as it resonates inside of us.
This connection to the process is tangible. It is as though there is no separation between body and paper, the hand holding the brush and the image. I am especially grateful to witness this connection in the studio. The spontaneous act of creating is a joy to watch unfold. Jesse’s work posted by permission