2018 Project

Moments of Clarity

  • Location:

    Kandos, New South Wales, Australia.

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  • Genre:

    Ink Drawings

  • Mediums:

    Pigment ink on Fine Art inkjet gloss 310gsm paper

Project details...

The human breath - a life sustaining practice that continues unnoticed until we consciously focus on this reflex action. 'Moments of Clarity' have been created by harnessing the breath, allowing ink trapped breath bubbles to draw and map this life giving act. Each drawing is a conscious effort to capture and engage with the complexity of the human subconscious.

An ink bubble drawing using the human breath to create tonal effects

Title of artwork: Prāṇāyāma (2018) Mediums: Ultrachrome pigment ink on fine art inkjet gloss paper. Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm 

An ink bubble drawing using the human breath to create tonal effects

Title of artwork: Posthuman breath (2018) Mediums: Digital rendering of ink process. Dimensions: 4000 x 4000 px 300dpi 

An ink bubble drawing using the human breath to create tonal effects

Title of artwork: Ānapānasati (2018) Mediums: Ultrachrome pigment ink on fine art inkjet gloss paper Dimensions: 120 mm x 100 mm

Breathing - Mapping the Subconscious

Traditionally a drawing is created with the use of the hand in tandem with the human brain. 'Moments of Clarity' differ as the hand is replaced with the rhythm of the human breath as mark maker.

Multiple ever so slight but exact movements of breath, water and ink play the essential part in the making of my drawings. The entrapment of ink on a suspended bubble over the papers surface awaits both the mind and breath to act as one. Distinctive one off organic tonal variances meet the paper as the ink is released and pushed by the breath. Each drawing defines the creative process as a metaphor for self discovery.   

An ink bubble drawing using the human breath to create tonal effects

Title of artwork: Haraway's filaments of influence (2018) Mediums: Ultrachrome pigment ink on fine art inkjet gloss paper. Dimensions: 100 mm x 100 mm 

Moments of clarity explores how the mind and body acting as one visually communicates a holistic self portrait through performative mark making.

Moments of clarity - 2018

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” Thich Nhat Hanh

An ink bubble drawing using the human breath to create tonal effects

Title of artwork: Nanna (2018) Mediums: Ultrachrome pigment ink on fine art inkjet gloss paper. Dimensions: 100 mm x 100 mm

Title of artwork: Illuminating darkness (2018) Mediums: Ultrachrome pigment ink on fine art inkjet gloss paper. Dimensions: 100 mm x 100 mm

An ink bubble drawing using the human breath to create tonal effects

Title of artwork: Xuanwu 玄武 self portrait (2018) Mediums: Ultrachrome pigment ink on fine art inkjet gloss paper. Dimensions: 100 x 100 mm 

Title of artwork: The building blocks of self (2018) Mediums: Pigment ink on fine art inkjet gloss paper. Dimensions: 100 mm x 100 mm 

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