Jessica Matier's playful pieces explore our relationship with nature and society. They look at how we as adults exist in the world as we grow from our childhoods. We talk about how her creative process takes shape organically and instinctively from her body; the challenges she faces as an adult, and her connection with her studio.
In Sophia Pauley's bright, textural paintings, she takes inspiration from the urban environment; with shapes and lines stemming from architectural environments associated with water. Combined with her experience of moving through these spaces, she creates a sense of flow in her work. With the use of bright tones and different textures and mediums, Sophia hopes to energise viewers by the sense of movement within the works.
This summer, I spent time in magical Bali doing some alternative yoga. With Radiantly Alive I was able to create a backpacker-friendly retreat for myself, where I learnt that there is more to yoga than just "yoga". I picked up some techniques to calm my over-thinking mind, relax my body and find more balance in life.