Shifting Energies is a collection of 20 small-scale paintings presented in Illuminated Landscapes art exhibition in Greenwich Village, New York. This series is a progression of my practice to Qigong and acupuncture, both of which are ancient healing modalities. As I’ve deepened my commitment to Qigong, a practice of breath work, form, and meditation, attuning to the softness of subtlety has allowed me to envision movement of energy in visual and illustrated form. As I overlap this visual language to acupuncture, a component of Traditional Chinese medicine used to restore the flow of energy in the body, I am using symbolism to communicate with this energy. Each painting is individualized, and can be seen as a blueprint for specific acupuncture treatments on both the macro and microcosmic level. The intention behind each one and as a whole is to uncover a deeper connection to something more universal and intangible.