'Story Follows State' - Deb Dana (LCSW, Specializing in Complex Trauma)
My art is an outward expression of my felt sense -- my visual vocabulary. The diction is articulated through a rhythm and fluidity of vibrant bold markings that represent the spectrum of sensation that arises in my lived human experience and its evolution.
Art is my resource. It is just me and the canvas. No rules. Feeling and sensations become action and each mark is made exactly where it is meant to be. It is a moment where a calm and excitable tingle dances across my skin and my heart beats with a fervor. Then comes the moment in the process of fearing that the next mark will mess the whole thing up. You take one step at a time and each mark contributes to the piece as it is meant to.
I paint to learn. To see what comes up and out.
Robin Rene Burgin is an artist and resides in San Diego, CA. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (in training) and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010. Her technique draws inspiration from the storytelling of Neoclassicism, the markings of abstract expressionism and the curiosity of her nervous system.
She has been a creative being her entire life. As a child crayons and markers were her favored materials. In later years -- photography, graphic design and printmaking has contributed to her artistic repertoire.
Her current body of work is autobiographical and influenced by her contemplative practice of movement and somatic experience. It is an internal exploration that is communicated through the movement of markings made with paint, pastel, ink and pencil on canvas. A vehicle that has enabled her to integrate the sensations of her nervous system. She seeks to share her somatic experience through art as a medium. To bring awareness to the use of art as a therapy and a way to express what words sometimes cannot communicate.