LandArt@ArtCraft:: June 26th – September 20th 2015
Opening Reception :: Friday June 26th, 5 – 7pm
Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC
As an environmental art sculpture, Respiration relates to air and light. The soft, wool felt forms stand in relationship with the strong vertical lines of the trees, grasses and plants within the garden. The white felt leaves have delicate surface textures, telling a story of movement; of air currents and rhythm. As the sun moves, the felt leaves are backlit and illuminated, showing their patterns with different intensities, casting shadows and being cast upon by shadows of the surrounding foliage. Air movements catch the leaves, changing their relationship with the light and the viewpoint of the observer. Respiration is constructed in natural, untreated, white wool and bamboo, primarily from local sources.