Jessica Ives
Kinesthetic intelligence and imagination are very important to me. I load my body with movement just as I load my brush with paint.

I plan adventures to remote swimming and fishing holes and dive in. My entire body moves and makes shapes, feeling its right relationship in the landscape. In the studio I make more shapes, smaller shapes, putting color spots in right relationship. I paint with movement.

You perceive my painting. Mirror neurons fire and your brain "feels" your own body swimming, fishing, climbing, skiing.

Ours is a technological age of screens and machines and we choose to live much of our lives outside our bodies, our very vehicles for being human. My paintings succeed when our bodies remember themselves.