EBB & FLOW
WHY THE MOVING IMAGE?
Not knowing what’s coming next creates anticipation, focus. You are present.
Awe-inspiring experiences play a vital role in stimulating positive mental health. It’s a transcendent emotion. When you are truly engaged by what you are seeing, you feel small. It's a way to find your place in the world and by doing so, feel more connected.
It’s supported by discoveries in psychology and neuroscience. Experiencing awe plays an important role in attention restoration, offering us an opportunity to rest our focused attention as involuntary attention takes its place.
Awe engages the parasympathetic nervous system which helps us relax, as opposed to the sympathetic nervous system — in charge of “fight or flight” responses and releasing adrenaline and cortisol.
“I’m obsessed with the alluring and seemingly endless opportunities that infusing movement with the painted image can do to link form and feeling.”
~ Steve Matson
Steve Matson presented his Moving Paintings at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris on the 1st-4th of September.
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