Finding opportunity, comfort and emotion in the Taoist concept of "Wu-Wei," (which translates approximately to, "to allow") Kennedy initially used this principle to support her process, and let it echo in her practice. Her ritual of pouring paint onto a flat-lying canvas, witnessing its involuntary progression and expansion, became a meditation in accepting results without resistance, judgment, or expectation. Since rooting herself in this concept, Kennedy has unbounded her work and allowed the paint to run ever-freer; she no longer restricts her work to the canvas' edges but rather allows the paint to determine its end. This matured perspective is responsible for Kennedy's latest body of work, "Permutation," (2016) which appreciates the willfulness of paint that she'd first realized in 2009, while creating "Wu-Wei."
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