mixed media (acrylic, paper, and ink)
20” x 16” on cradled birch panel
Through yoga practice I found my flexibility growing, but more surprisingly, I found my sense of vitality, serenity, and mindfulness growing as well. I created my yoga painting series to share this experience, capturing different aspects of my practice through Sanskrit titles.
Shanti is a Sanskrit term used in yoga, meaning “peace” (sometimes chanted three times during meditation). I believe peace requires both an acceptance of our differences from others and an awareness of our similarities. I split the painting into almost equal portions of light and dark to depict these two opposing sides with swirling patterns on both halves to depict our commonalities.