My art is about breath and breathing.
Breath as a prayer.
I have witnessed the first inhalation- the breath of NEW life; the full sweeping breath of love and joy; the heavy, choking breath of grief; and the final exhalation, the last breath of life.
The presentation and installation of the work is aware of the viewer's body-the solar plexus and the sensate of full lungs, raising the body upward and the release of the exhalation.
The irridescent pearly-gold paint is strewn and skeins across the morning yellow background of the painting.
The rising wings, the breath hovers as radiant light-effulgence-and, in the next moment, when the viewer moves and the light shifts, the radiance of the gold is swallowed and becomes a shadow upon a gleaming sea of morning yellow. A halcyon.
The BREATH series is a continous exploratory series from 1997 to present that was the original seed of all further work.
The series was created to release my grief of the sudden death of my Mother, and my joy of her teaching me how to be an artist, thus, she lives in my heart and her teachings gave me wings.
48"H x 34"W x 2"D
mixed media/canvas on board
Artist and private collections.
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