In this series I am pursuing Tension—that point where forces balance each other out. Conflicting ideas, beliefs, doubts and concerns face off against each other, fight it out, sometimes mingle and mix. In that tension and between those chaotic forces lies a still, quiet point. The eye of life’s vortex. That introspective space where the self takes shape. There is a powerful dichotomy at play in the series: the sheer physicality of the paint (color, thickness, intended and unintended mixing) and the process (full-body broom brushstrokes) paradoxically allows me to confront deep mental dualities, questions: Material versus spirit. Stillness versus movement. Planning versus chance. Reason versus emotion.