So much of what happens in the art studio is difficult to communicate in any format other than the art itself. But I did promise to help you think about painting differently, so I’m letting you in on this usually secret part of my process. The writing. It will walk you through the process of shifting perceptions that leads to a painting. Each of these small poems is a little moment of ‘othering’, and as a group, I hope they will wash over you and carry you into a different thought space than the ones you’re used to. These tiny little verses lead to the feeling I have right before I create art. Perhaps they will inspire you to create, as well!