In Colm Toibin's novel, Norah Webster, a woman makes a new life for herself by discovering her voice. Awakened, she makes a new life within. She finds her voice while looking at a painting. The painting releases her from self consciousness, like a point one zeroes in on while balancing. One aspect of painting as well as playing and listening to music is body awareness, relating to the spaces the objects or sounds conjure up. I feel a relationship through pattern and physical space. In Painting, my engagement ultimately in some way relates back to the physical position of the body in space.