oil on Mylar, 2014, 42"w x 42"h
By focusing on bodies contorted into the impossible angles of an asana, or yoga posture, and frozen by a camera lens, I intend to capture the muscular tension of the body during the physically demanding act of yoga and the still nature of the meditative mind. To that end I paint figures of classical, heroic proportions and overlay geometric shapes that are derived from the proportions, symbolism of sacred geometry and the architectural design of centrally planned churches during the Renaissance. These shapes mimic the angles present in the corresponding yoga posture and are meant to act as a bridge between the visible and intelligible world.
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