These are all subjects I try to address in my figurative work. It is the contradiction of an introspective state of churning and physical state of suspension. It is you and I slipping between awareness and thought.
Introspection is associated with specific neural activity that differs from outer perception. At the onset of introspection, you feel your mind sinking and your eyes seem to fog over as the tiny lights of brain activity move from the front to the back of your brain. You won’t remember exiting the freeway and turning left at the light, but you did. It is a phenomenon that most will agree is unique to humans and is a spiritual or emotional talent.
It is also something not easily captured in a figurative painting, but I’m going to keep trying.