Limerick, Ireland

Joan Smith

b. 1956, Ireland

When do we take our first unassisted breath?

Breath is the essence of human life. The
grains of sand which form the background
represent the uncounted breaths of a
lifetime. The pieces explore different
aspects of the way breath is experienced,
both internally and externally, physically
and psychically.

For me this is a journey where I recognise
the spaces where I have held my breath.

(Text: on the border of each other catalogue, 2003)

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