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Amber Ozols

Work is ready to hang
Work is inspired by Polyvagal Theory which proposes that the vagus nerve is key to our fight-flight-freeze response through its connection to the Parasympathetic Nervous System. There are two sides to this vagus nerve, the dorsal (back) and the ventral (front).⁠ *The Ventral Branch* activates the rest and digest response, lowering stress and returning our body to calm.⁠ The ventral (front) side of the vagus nerve responds to cues of safety in our environment + interactions!
  • Painting
  • oil on canvas
  • 2022
  • 116.84 x 91.44 x 3.81 cm
    46 x 36 x 1.5 inch

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