Breathe / Respire
Pine needles, painted red and individually glued. Grouping of nine capturing he movement of air, invisible except by the elements it move, such as the grasses on the prairies. The use of pine needles, which has been part of my work for the last 10 years refers to the destruction of forests due to the pine beetle. Climate change has allowed the beetles to lay eggs twice in one season, causing greater destruction to forests than all of the fires combine. When the forest turns red, it's a dire warning; when it turns grey/black, the forest is dead.