Soul Play evolved from a place of serendipity and joy. It began as an exploration of each other’s creative process and a peek into each other’s artistic soul. There was no intention, goal or agenda. This was a pure expression of spirit.
Stapling a large piece of canvas to the wall, we began with our own visual language. Using an array of materials, such as paint markers, brushes, graphite and acrylics, we immediately began to respond to what each other was creating, extending one another’s initial marks and lines. Our painting became a true collaboration with freedom from ego and attachment.
From the beginning, we noticed there was a flow, a harmony, a type of intuitive dance. With each layer, we were responding to a new dimension, to new marks, new color, new gestures. It was all spontaneous, process-based and intuitive.
When we stepped back and saw what we had created, it evoked a sense of wonder. We knew this piece came not only from a sense of play and exploration, but also from something more inherently human, something deep within our souls; thus, the title, Soul Play.