I paint. I dance. Which comes first? I dance as I’m painting. I do then see, rather than see then do. There is a branching at different points in the flow of work, where I concentrate on painting or dancing to fulfill the potential of the idea. At these points, either medium could be the source for the next phase. So, another answer is, “Either one could come first, depending on the specific work.”
For this work:
The indigo paint flowed in rivulets across the canvas spread on a hillside. When the painting is dry and hung vertically the results of gravity are reversed. I fling my arms up and skip.