Swimmer Self Portrait: Spot

Jessica Ives

Swimmer Self Portrait: Spot
  • Swimmer Self Portrait: Spot
  • Swimmer Self Portrait: Spot
  • $900.00

- Measures 10" x 10" 
- Oil on cradled birch wood panel

- Painted in 2014
- Signed and titled on the back
- Cradle edges painted black; ready to hang

From the Artist:

Kinesthetic intelligence and imagination are very important to me.

I load my body with movement just as I load my brush with paint.

I plan adventures to remote swimming and fishing holes and dive in. My entire body moves and makes shapes, feeling its right relationship in the landscape. In the studio, I make more shapes - smaller shapes - putting color spots in right relationship. I paint movement with movement.

You perceive my painting. Mirror neurons fire and your brain "feels" your own body swimming, fishing, climbing, skiing.

Ours is a technological age of screens and machines and we choose to live much of our lives outside our bodies, our very vehicles for being human. My paintings succeed when our bodies remember themselves. 

"People say that what we are seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think this is what we're really seeking. I think what we're seeking is an experience of being alive." -Joseph Campbell

"We see in order to move: we move in order to see." -William Gibson

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