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.
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?’
‘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.
How I arrived at Breathing Space.
Looking back and joining the dots, to uncover some of the influences and experiences that shaped my thoughts and how they developed and revealed themselves in this installation.