Breath and Beyond

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Breath and Beyond

375.00

12” x 12” x 1-1/2”

Original acrylic and canvas cloth painting with thread on canvas

The original goal for Breath and Beyond was to create a thread filled environment in which to paint and then see where that would lead.

I began by sewing lines of stitches in something of a checkerboard pattern, leaving loose threads at the ends of each line. I had already cut five squares into the cloth beforehand.

I kept adding color, then some text, and then more color. The darkness of the background canvas peeks through the openings in the cloth.

The text in the painting is the mantra, So Hum, meaning: "I Am That." It is used in meditation as one focuses on their breath.

The painted cloth became a tapestry OR a tapestry of life. The mantra I chose represents the breath OR breath of life. And the cutouts became windows to the beyond.

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