The act of painting is a form of meditation and therapeutic healing with very cathartic results : 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 she works on the beginning stages of '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
"Words breathe me as colours are placed in my hands"
As Sonya created this painting words encircled her fusing themselves with the work;
Being : :