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Lara Wighton Drawing Breath

Work by Lara Wighton
Work by Lara Wighton
Work by Lara Wighton
Work by Lara Wighton

Our breath is characterised by a subconscious, constant rhythm: a pattern that can be broken. Often overlooked in daily life, it is the single mechanism that keeps us alive. The tenor of our breathing also signifies our state of mind, physicality and social surroundings. Our environment and internal state have the capacity to shape every breath, whether it is deliberate or thoughtless. Using brown paper bags I reference hyperventilation, lungs, trees, inflation and deflation. Drawing Breath explores the complexity and significance of our breathing and its ever-changing nature. Thus, through my body of work I make the invisible visible.

Influencing artists:
Hossein Valamanesh
Caroline Wright
Dale Hardy


Xavier High School



HSC year


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