Breathing Space

Breathing Space evolved from ‘Visible, Invisible, Veiled’ which explored natures broken grids.

Tree Trunks in Sunlight

It draws many aspects together: elements of and meanings from the ancient ways, linked with Christianity and my experiences of places, including Cathedrals, Buddhist Stupas, Hindu Temples, Stone Circles, the Labyrinth at Chartres – always coming back to nature.

And a question: ‘Did cathedrals, temples, stupas and labyrinths originate in the forest?’

Breathing Space started as I worked on a painting to embrace, envelop and immerse the Spectator, using ‘The bluebells are out and it’s magic’ as my starting point.

Breathing Space Serenade Pano

‘Serenade’, the central piece came first, followed by the five portals, drapes and finally the sonic landscape (a collaboration with Alec Dent).

Breathing Space celebrates nature, humanity and the spirit.

Ruth Dent The bluebells are out and it's magic Fini

Whilst working on Serenade I wrote this poem.