Breathe in, Breathe out
Ink on Arches, 30x22
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The recent fires in the Amazon rain forest and possible lifted restrictions on the largest temperate forest in the world, the Tongass national forest, weigh deeply among many other issues challenging our planet. While on the journey of making this piece, as I often do, I infused my thoughts with paying attention to breath, breathing in…breathing out…really tuning in to my breath and envisioning the Amazon and Tongass and their relationship to our planet and all of our lives. Envisioning fresh air, green and lush spaces, love and beauty We don’t need to be loosing more trees and natural habitats, home to millions of animal and plant life.
Swaying thoughts and energies toward solutions and hope is how I choose to steer my art.
An important part of her process is finding the calm amidst the chaos.
The meticulously drawn clusters of symbols and binary code (ones and zeroes) weave through her work. They serve as a reminder of the human impact on all life on the planet.
While technology connects us all, it will consume us, filter our experiences, and keep us out of touch with nature if we don’t use it in a balanced way. If we aren’t careful, she worries virtual reality could be all we have left!
Balancing our use of technology with our behaviors will be key to preserving our planet and our experience on it.
The clutter of symbols also parallel mnemonics with amnesia; an idea inspired by a universal feeling of information overload, oftentimes resulting in memory lapse.