Emotion Immersion

If you’ve swum in the ocean you have experienced the encompassing sensation of being swept up in something more powerful than yourself. Emotions can be that way too. Whether riding the high of an all encompassing joy or bottoming out on painful shoals, or anything in between, our emotions affect every aspect of our experience of the world.

In this often recurring theme, I explore in my art ways to visually represent these experiences.

Being present with our emotions, and yet challenged enough by our environment to continue actively experiencing life is the best place to be. We can use our active curiosity to explore possibilities, direct our thoughts and our lives.

“The Swimmer”
Originally acrylic paint and watercolour paint on 18″ x 24″ canvas. (May 2007)

After being in a dark place, it’s a physical relief as the depression recedes with the feeling of being frozen and trapped.

“Liberation”
Originally acrylic paint on 8″ x 10″ canvas board. (Nov 2008)

When our surroundings are beautiful immersing ourselves in the experience by being present and mindful can bolster our mental health and form lifelong memories.

“A Beautiful Experience”
Originally acrylic paint on 16″ x 20″ canvas. (Aug 2009)

Not knowing what comes next in life can be stressful and worrying, or we can relax into the moment, and wait with an open heart and mind, hoping for the best and preparing ourselves.

“Suspended”
Originally acrylic paint on 16″x20″ canvas. (Feb 2002)

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