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
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

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The Library of Life
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

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The First Breath
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

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Golden Breath
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

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A Breath of Precious Air
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

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yellow pigment breath prints (detail)
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

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yellow pigment breath prints
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

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117 Breaths 20 Metres (studio view)
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

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117 Breaths 20 Metres (installation view)
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

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Life the Ephemeral Breath series (detail)
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

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Life the ephemeral breath series (installatio view)
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

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The Tightrope
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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The Space In-between (2019)

An exhibition bassed in the beautiful city of Bath, The Space In-Between saw the work of seven artists present works on the theme of the gap between times. 

The Space In-between (2019)
The Space In-between (2019)
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The Space In-between (2019
The Space In-between (2019
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The Space In-between (2019
The Space In-between (2019
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The Space In-between (2019
The Space In-between (2019
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The Space In-between (2019
The Space In-between (2019
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The Space In-between (2019
The Space In-between (2019
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