Breath Works

Using her own breath as a means to mark and move materials, the artist has developed several life- works which aim to freeze the movements of time for the viewer to see. By utilising breath the artist hopes to capturing the most ephemeral thing in life, life itself. These artworks are enduring in length and could take at least 23 years to complete, if not, a lifetime. 

23040 Breaths only a Day
Series of breath prints in blue ink on tracing paper each accompanied by an individual title, time, date and series number. the 'Breath Prints' are an attempt to capture the most ephemeral essence of life, the titles next to each, a reflection of the artist's thoughts and feelings in the moment of making.

2017-present

Paper, tracing paper, ink, labels and, permanent marker

Each 14.8 × 21 cm
The Library of Life
As the positioning of the 23040 Breaths Only a Day changes, so does the title. displayed like a shelf of a library the viewer is invited to read the breath prints.

2019

Wooden Shelf, white emulsion, parer, tracing paper, ink, labels and permenant marker

Dimensions variable
The First Breath
This was the first ever breath print in the series which began the 23040 Breaths Only a Day series.

2017

Paper, tracing paper, ink, label, permineant marker

(Diptych) Each piece 14.8 × 21 cm
Golden Breath
By breathing on hot wax then applying copper leaf, this small sculpture was born, acting as a relic for the artist's breath from a moment long since past.

2018

Wax, artist's breath and copper leaf

Approx. 3.4 x 2.7 x 0.4 cm
A Breath of Precious Air
Viewable within the glass bell jar sits a solid cast of the artist's own breath.

2018

Plaster and copper leaf

Dimensions variable
yellow pigment breath prints (detail)
Detail of experimental breath prints made with pigment and breath condensation on a mirror which was used to then print onto paper.

2017

Powdered pigment and breath on paper.

42.0 x 59.4cm
yellow pigment breath prints
Experimental breath prints made with pigment and breath condensation on a mirror which was used to then print onto paper.

2017

Powdered pigment and breath on paper.

42.0 x 59.4cm
117 Breaths 20 Metres (studio view)
A length of tracing paper on roll with the artist's series of 'breath prints' in black ink. This artwork was an endurance piece and the 117 breaths seen here like spidery shadows were breathed in secession from one another. They also have a relationship to Rorschach tests.

2018

Ink and permanent marker on tracing paper

30 x 2000 cm
117 Breaths 20 Metres (installation view)
Installed at Walcot Chapel, Bath, a length of tracing paper on roll with the artist's series of 'breath prints' in black ink. This artwork was an endurance piece and the 117 breaths seen here like spidery shadows were breathed in secession from one another.

2018

Ink and permanent marker on tracing paper

30 x 2000 cm
Life the Ephemeral Breath series (detail)
Jars of captured and cast plaster breath here began to breathe on their own, the condensation filling the jars with life.

2018

Plaster casts in plastic pots with metal lids, artists breath

Approx. 6 x 6 x 6 cm
Life the ephemeral breath series (installatio view)
Jars of captured and cast plaster breath here began to breathe on their own, the condensation filling the jars with life.

2018

Plaster casts in plastic pots with metal lids, artists breath

Approx. 6 x 6 x 6 cm
The Tightrope
Attempting to blow the ink in a straight line with her breath, this diptych was formed showing the movements of the breath.

2018

Indian ink on silk and paper, permanent marker

Dimensions variable.
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