Some forty years ago, Kasuba noticed that her physical and mental sensations, when stripped of prevailing interpretations, were primarily energy events —the body instructing the mind how she fares here and now at any given moment. From this perspective, her feelings, emotions, thoughts, and actions were then extensions of the same energy flow that sustained her in existence.
Now curious whether this assumption worked, the artist started tracking her sensations in schematic drawings. And as the drawings interconnected, the movements extended into systems that were found to regulate her inner and outer activities.
“The Mind Gazing at Itself” is a record of these findings. These personal observations show how a seemingly harmless switch in viewpoint (sensations seen as energy events) readily bypasses our long-standing perceptions of selfhood. Strung together, one’s physical and mental activities add up to what being human entails.