Louise Marson, Lungs – The Space Between the Passages

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Country : Australia

Materials : Marble, Italian smalti

Dimensions : 80 x 60 x 5 cms

Lungs – The Space Between the Passages was made in the context of Covid-19 during extended lockdown in Melbourne. In this abstraction of a chest x-ray, I sought to explore how the passages between the tesserae could be used to describe the ribs. I used the slate to divide the lungs into its segments and elevated the heart to emphasise its function as an oxygen pump. As an artist living with disability through acquired brain injury and mental illness, I know all too well how mindfulness and a heightened consciousness of breath is essential to maintaining equilibrium.