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Tool of Energy

“Surrendering your expectations can lead to your own voice, your own image, your own colour. The essence of process painting is the willingness to not know. Not knowing and trusting your impulses towards colour, gesture and form. It is challenging to catch yourself in your head every time and go beyond the reach of our own self control. We have to escape the mindset of pretty and balanced, profound and meaningful.

When we let our energy be the guide, we continually are paying attention to our impulses that lead us to the next moment without a planned aesthetic. This way our wakefulness muscles are challenged and we get too see that they are not developed. The painting process is way of developing that degree of wakefulness. It takes too much and can be challenging initially to be this sensitive, follow your energy and continue to not plan your imagery – to be committed to ‘not knowing’ throughout your process.”

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