Think of it as calligraphy or writing, which in Chinese tradition is an active, physical and repetitive practice. Cosmic energy, or qi, comes down through the body and out through the hand and the brush. I simply eliminate the hand and brush.
In this performance, I make a large-scale painting by dipping my shoulder into liquid paint and then rubbing it down the side of the canvas. Between each stroke, I crouch down into the paint, where I can center myself before reaching up and leaving another trace.