Drie Chapek

Embracing Evening

Jackson's Art Prize 2024
Acrylic, Oil
91.44 x 121.92 cm

“Through breath work and somatic experiencing I am able to hold the variables of life so that I can stay in my body as an active participant of my human experience. Composing collisions of energies gives me a visual field in which to explore and connect my life’s joy and grief experiences. This series was created while I was cold swimming almost daily in the Puget Sound. The water made physical and visual space within my daily practice of living and so also in my painting. My brushwork and paint application have come from psychological movement throughout my life. The result is physical movement within the frame of the canvas.”