Drawing Breath (1), 2023
Lithography on 285 g Fabriano Rosaspina paper The starting point of Drawing Breath is a play with words: it’s a study on how to visualize breath by drawing. The gesture is both meditative and performative. The drawing is guided by breath: the length of the exhale determines the number of lines, the state of mind determines the quality of them. Each inhale is a pause. The resulting marks, rhythms and lines resemble asemic writing or notation. The work is made with stone lithography. The artwork consists of four parts: a print on white Fabriano paper, an accompanying text print on thin tengujo paper, a video piece opening up the process and an ongoing book project: a collection of drawing breath on stone over the year, hand printed and hand bound into a book. Drawing Breath has been exhibited in Kuvan Kevät 2023, the MFA Degree Show of the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. The print has an edition of 5, printed by the artist.