Self Portraits:

Breath Self

110 works on paper that draw on the technique of analytical breath release. The held breath allows the mind to survey the body and identify blocks which are then purged via the outward breath. This control and release oscillates between gentle and forceful at the hiatus of the process. 

 

The images are produced from a roll of lined, aged paper that has been in the artist's studio for many years. This paper is as old as the life that is being detoxified. 

 

This is a discovery of the power of breath and the understanding that it was never imagined.

Breath Group
Breath Group
Breath Group
Breath Group
Breath Group
Breath Group
Breath: Blob
Breath: Blob

Pencil, Chinese ink and acrylic on lined paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Stuck
Breath: Stuck

Pencil and acrylic on lined paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Outer
Breath: Outer

Pencil and acrylic on lined paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Off
Breath: Off

Pencil and acrylic on lined paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Loop
Breath: Loop

Pencil and acrylic on lined paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Expulsion
Breath: Expulsion

Pencil, watercolour, gouache on paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Insist
Breath: Insist

Pencil, charcoal, watercolour, gouache on paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Leap
Breath: Leap

Pencil, watercolour, gouache on paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Black Left
Breath: Black Left

Pencil, watercolour, gouache on paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Light
Breath: Light

Pencil, watercolour, gouache on paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Lines
Breath: Lines

Pencil and acrylic on lined paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Lock
Breath: Lock

Pencil, acrylic on lined paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Under: Breath
Under: Breath

Pencil, charcoal and acrylic on lined paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Nope
Breath: Nope

Pencil, watercolour, gouache on paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Exit
Breath: Exit

Pencil, Chinese Ink, watercolour, acrylic on paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: All Ways
Breath: All Ways

Pencil, ink, watercolour on lined paper 2013 20 x 32 cm

Breath: Under
Breath: Under

Pencil, charcoal, watercolour, gouache on lined paper 2013 20 x 32 cm