DescriptionHealing started as a stream of consciousness sketch. Whilst sketching her torso the image of a halved avocado popped into my mind and from here the belly bowl reminded me of a voice exercise I learned while studying a BFA of Acting at QUT.
The voice exercise was a guided meditation based on the teachings of Kristen Linklater. During the meditation we imagined that at the base of our spine, deep within the chasm of our belly, was a well of water. As we would hum we’d imagine the sound would vibrate in this chasm and ripple across the water. Tthe purpose of the exercise was to teach us that we had this rich resonance chamber where our voice, truth and power lived.
In the painting the figure embraces flowers the roots of which are nourished by the bowl of water. An open glass cocoons her: she is not hiding or hidden, simply sheltered in a safe retreat.
This painting is about celebrating time alone to recharge and reconnect to ourselves and finding peace & power in our centre.