Falling Asleep

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Artist/s: Lily Stelzer

Description: Painting allows me to honor everyday experiences such as waking up, floating down a river, or returning home on a cold night. I begin by writing a poem or list of images I associate with the experience I’ll paint. I use the images, textures, and colors from my writing to create paintings whose subjects are the sensation of an experience rather than a figurative depiction of it.

Meditating on mundane sensations is an important way for me to practice mindfulness and remain receptive to the sublime beauty of the world.

Composition/materials: Oil on Canvas

Year: 2020

Part of series: No

Location: Third Floor | Between Meeting Rooms 332/334