Installation: plastic bags (7 X 9 in and 9 X 12 in); steel wire; nylon fishing line

Small plastic bags, each filled with a breath of air, are suspended by fine, coiled wires at head height. Holes made through gallery walls let in air, wind, dust, snow. The viewer may walk amidst the bags — they bob about and cling to hair and clothing, whispering around the ears.

Cumulous, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (2000); curator: Joan Stebbins
Breathing Room, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (2001); curator: Anthony Kiendl
Bonheur et simulacres, La Manif d’art 2, Ville Québec, Canada (2003); curator: Bernard Lamarche
Conversations with light and air, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, Canada (2010); curator: George Harris
photos: Don Gill (courtesy SAAG)