Breathing Room #2, 9″x9″

Breathing Room is an ongoing series I intend to expand. The inspiration for these works comes from one of my New Years resolutions. One of my resolutions was to pay closer attention to my breathing, to practice mindfulness and deep breathing. It is this idea that has taken many forms and variations as I work through this concept. In the Breathing Room series, each layer of paint is separated in its frame with the appearance of suspension in air. The purpose of this technique is twofold. First, to practice mindfulness by draw attention to the individual layers of paint and gold, freestanding on their own. The separation allows us to appreciate each element, each color on its own which have value on their own but also for what they contribute to the whole. This is a metaphor for community and intentional living. The second reason is a very practical one, to remind you to breathe. Stop and take a second to notice your breath. It’s probably very shallow breaths because that is modus operandi for most human beings. Deep breaths have the power to pull you into the moment, force you to slow down, increase blood flow to the brain and body, to change your mood, and decrease anxiety and stress. My hope is that when you look at these pieces, and catch a glimpse of the air between the layers that it reminds you to stop, remember your value and breathe deeply. The pieces in this upcoming series are tokens, reminders for you to live healthy, mindful days and moments.

These pieces are 24k gold, acrylic on acrylic in a box floater frame. Each piece comes finished, ready to be hung to with a kickstand to be placed on a shelf or tabletop.

To inquire about purchasing this piece please send an email to [email protected]

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Breathing Room is an ongoing series I intend to expand. The inspiration for these works comes from one of my New Years resolutions. One of my resolutions was to pay closer attention to my breathing, to practice mindfulness and deep breathing. It is this idea that has taken many forms and variations as I work through this concept. In the Breathing Room series, each layer of paint is separated in its frame with the appearance of suspension in air. The purpose of this technique is twofold. First, to practice mindfulness by draw attention to the individual layers of paint and gold, freestanding on their own. The separation allows us to appreciate each element, each color on its own which have value on their own but also for what they contribute to the whole. This is a metaphor for community and intentional living. The second reason is a very practical one, to remind you to breathe. Stop and take a second to notice your breath. It’s probably very shallow breaths because that is modus operandi for most human beings. Deep breaths have the power to pull you into the moment, force you to slow down, increase blood flow to the brain and body, to change your mood, and decrease anxiety and stress. My hope is that when you look at these pieces, and catch a glimpse of the air between the layers that it reminds you to stop, remember your value and breathe deeply. The pieces in this upcoming series are tokens, reminders for you to live healthy, mindful days and moments.

These pieces are 24k gold, acrylic on acrylic in a box floater frame. Each piece comes finished, ready to be hung to with a kickstand to be placed on a shelf or tabletop.

To inquire about purchasing this piece please send an email to [email protected]