“Felt sense” is a term coined by psychotherapist Eugene Gendlin to describe meaningful sensations that dwell in our body, which can signal deeper, subtle levels of conscious awareness if we pay attention to them. Our bodily “felt sense” awareness can often be accessed through symbolic language or imagery, such as feeling one’s body wrapped in a cocoon while being affectionate with a loved one, or feeling barbed wire stretch across one’s face when being oppressed into silence. My felt-sense painting series combines figurative and portraiture painting with abstract and symbolic elements, to visually illustrate the felt senses of various psychosocial phenomena.