‘Holding my breath ‘ 2019, porcelain, seaweed, oil, canvas , Past, pPresent, Future’ Mister Gallery, Edenbridge
‘Holding My Breath’, This installation highlights the role of seaweed in acting as the lungs of the ocean. If the ocean dies, we die. The ocean is the life support system for the planet, providing 50% of the oxygen we breathe and regulating climate.
I used the breath to make a gesture in cobalt oxide on porcelain at 11.11. the word cobalt is from the german word kobold, which means ‘goblin’ or evil spirit and 11.11 is a sacred portal for change. The gap between the breaths is where the magic happens. Visitors were invited to make a wish for themselves and the planet over the water and algae. Water carries memory – water was collected from a sacred spring and the water blessings were taken back to the ocean after the show.