‘Homeostasis No.1’. Acrylic and Conté on Canvas. 80x137cm. © 2019 Cathy Stocker | All Rights Reserved
Artist’s Statement: “Homeostasis is my interpretation of how our bodies maintain a constant internal environment despite external situations. Homeostasis refers to how a person under conflicting stresses and motivations can maintain a stable psychological condition. This happens whereby the body uses a combination of the parasympathetic nervous system working in conjunction with the sympathetic nervous system to manage the body’s responses. The paintings combine figurative life drawings and abstract painting techniques working together to create this (unseen) balance within our bodies”.