For the first assignment, we were tasked to lie in a dark room and listen to Shamanic music, which is used as a tool to regulate sadness and enhance positive emotions. After which, we had to come up with a painting with the thoughts and ideas collected. I pictured a dot sliding from place to place, bouncing off walls, creating lines and patterns in a systematic way. When the beat became more intensified, the dot’s movement no longer followed a system but rather went into chaos. It is now in water, bouncing and creating intense ripples and waves that spread across the space slowly. When I was done with the painting, the shapes and textures remind me of underwater plants and corals, intertwined with one another. I felt that it encapsulates the contrast between the graceful motion of the plants and the underwater turbulence.