resin, oxidized copper, wire, glass and other
This is an older piece (which
is why it is stylistically quite different from my current professional
work) from the time I was a student at Parsons.
The inspiration for "Breathe" came from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' by T.S. Eliot.
If you read this poem out loud
the rich texture of the words and imagery will strike you. The
surprising fact is that Eliot wrote this mature piece when he was only
in his 20's.
The ephemeral beauty of what we call life is hidden behind Prufrock's
inhibitions and regrets. I just want to give Prufrock a big hug
and let him know that he's perfect the way he is.
grow old . . . I grow old . . .
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think they will sing to me."
(an excerpt from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock')