breathe #1 won the Helen Hill Smith, Sculpture and Object Prize in The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize in 2014.
These plant-like fronds align to trace the word breathe. The molten plasticity of this diaphanous material, formed by breath and gravity, witness the integral connection of plant-life to cycles of respiration. Although often unconscious, the shifting cadence of our breath can afford an awareness of limitless interconnectivity.
I am humbled by the fascinating rhythms and interconnectedness of life. I endeavour to present sculptural forms that allude to this interconnectivity. Here organically inspired fronds align to trace the word ...effortless
The looseness of the forms respond to how rarely one is aware of breathing, and how innate and integral the cycles of respiration are.
It is my intention that the molten plasticity of this diaphanous material describes a shifting cadence, allowing for the interplay of the spaces between. Whilst witnessing how central breath is to the process of blowing glass.
Initially this series of work was sparked by attending an inspiring yoga course, under a stand of grand old trees. The awareness to one surrounds and the attention to breath, balance and interconnectivity, was an immersive experience. The often changing orientation allowed glimpses of clouds, through rustling leaves and dappled light, yet essentially we are drawn back to our breath.
Read about the prize at HerCanberra.