Locked in

2022

I managed to escape the dreaded virus that shut down the world for 2 years before finally being caught and quarantined in my room for 12 days. By day 7 the isolation was beginning to drive me crazy and hypnosis seemed to be the only logical step to take in order to ground myself into the moment. I had a lot of time to think while locked in and the idea of the artist being transformed into the content creator in our social media generation was one that was very present in my mind as I battled with the pressure of posting my work online to maintain engagement with Instagram's algorithm. I therefore documented my presence in my room as I powered through a virus to produce more content for the internet.

The smell of the oil paint filled my room and I'm sure the fumes were not improving my mental state, however this project led to the breakthrough of drawing to a 5 Rhythm wave and I am inclined to attribute that to my environment. 5Rhythms is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that - energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.