'Painted Dances' series above Propeller Dance Company performing 'Finale' at This is Happening, at LabO Theatre, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.
Inspired by the expressive performances of diverse-ability contemporary dancers of Propeller Dance and genre-jumping musicians of Atlantic String Machine, it embodies emotions, gestures, movements and rhythms. The final paintings were created from distillations of over 100 improvisational sketches painted onsite during rehearsals and performances. Titles come from words captured then too and the series spans the colour wheel spectrum as a representation of the diversity of the artists involved. A frame from a wheelchair wheel was used to create circular shapes. Thank you to the City of Ottawa for project support.