Painting Movements

“Painting Movements” stems from an art residency with the Squire Foundation. With her unique ability to capture music and dance visually, Si Jie engaged the Santa Barbara art scene for inspiration.

Being a performer her whole life, it is Si Jie’s experience in dancing and drumming that really got her to paint. The way her body feels and expresses rhythms inspired her to capture rhythms into lines and colors, and that has been an exhilarating process for her.  She paints in a quick and spontaneous manner, typically within the time frame of a performance. The visual work that flows out of Si Jie in that instance speaks to the art of being present in art making, and the idea of the Now in Buddhism.

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