breathscribe series: Ojai breathing
1560 x 1530
acrylic on textured loose canvas
The breathscribe series was the focus of my studio practice while I was a summer school tutor at Oak Grove School in Ojai, California.
Unfortunately most of the work completed during that sylvan summer was auctioned at a fundraising fair for the school before being documented.
This large piece, begun beneath Californian summer skies, stayed with me. It came to Australia and was completed there, in this beautiful hand-crafted Japanese retreat in the rainforest near Byron Bay. I love the way it looks so at-home in the tokonoma.
There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted.
Then, there’s another way:
a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.
my brush is my suijo
how many ways can you draw quiet?
7 thoughts on “California breathing”
i just realized you had this website and look forward to savoring your beautiful work. blessings…
Welcome, Linda, and thanks for your comment!
Blessings are flowing your way too…
~ miriam louisa
It certainly does look at home in this space – a lovely artwork … =D
Rita – that was a divine space, and the work never looked happier. Unfortunately it was a rented property – and eventually sold…
Now the painting is rolled up and awaiting another tokonoma! You don’t know of any, by chance?
No, sorry … but I’m sure you will find one again! =D