The first two are by contemporary British artist Anish Kapoor. They stopped my mind when I came across them on the De Young museum’s website. The third photo is of an exercise I did in Joan’s class a year ago or more: we were instructed to draw a single shape - any shape - onto a large piece of canvas hung on the wall. Once the line was irrevocably committed to the space, we were told to re-draw over it non-stop for 30 minutes.
Something happened to my mind and my hand-arm-body in that relaxing, repetitive vortex. I’m not sure I can say what, especially with just the memory to go on, but it was instantly triggered again by the appearance of Kapoor’s drawings on my screen last night. Whatever it is lives in me now, forever, and is also apparently part of the shared experience of many fellow humans across time and space.