Mixed Media on Wood
The process of creating THIRST was a process of personal healing for me as I gasped my way through walking pneumonia. What was happening in my lungs brought home air and water pollution concerns and climate change years before the Covid-19 virus became a pandemic.
Plagued by fatigue, I could at first only do sketches to explore how swallowing involves an opening and closing of the trachea as either breath or liquid flow through us. I kept looking at anatomy books with dissected pictures of the “bronchial tree” detailing larynx, voice box, windpipe, lungs and alveolar ducts. The plastic bottle of polluted yellow fluid spiraled its way down into my uterus to emphasize life’s need to recycle itself.