16 October 2015
The act of painting is a form of meditation + therapeutic healing with very cathartic results. Founder Sonya Rothwell's creation process is very physical. Working on the floor in the flow, her bare hands move around the canvas, smearing, smudging, dripping and splattering, as melding pools of iridescent colour alchemically paint themselves.
As Sonya works on the beginning stages of her painting 'Cosmosis 08 – Becoming' she explains how being in the flow, an intensely focused meditative state, feels like being far, far away and completely present at the same time – like being on auto pilot, yet alert and alive with the full force of creative energy coursing through you. Sonya says;
"Words breathe me as colours are placed in my hands"
As the artist designer created this painting, words encircled her fusing themselves with the work;
Being : :