June 13, 2022

Dissociation Dance

Rachel Hutchison

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Ink and acrylic paint on silk with birch and aroply supportDissociation Dance, 2022approximately 120x120cm

My artistic practice rests and manifests in introspection. Struggling with my emotions I leaned on creativity to regulate them, painting and drawing has become a ritualistic extension of my stream of consciousness. Artworks are external physicalities and visual representations of internal experiences that have surfaced into awareness in moments of self-reflection, meditation, or automatism. This allows me to further examine them in their new body. Are you surrendering to your emotions, or completely ignoring them? Dissociation Dance is inspired by the ability to exist in difficult circumstances, sometimes all you can do to keep surviving is have a wee dance.