As a holistic health practitioner, meditator, and saxophone player, breathing has always been at the forefront of my consciousness, and in my background in Traditional Asian watercolor I have portrayed the Lungs in various themes: Lungs, 2012Yellow Dust, 2015Digital Lungs, 2020 As you might guess, I have always been fascinated with the parallels between the imagery of tree branches and the lung’s similar structure of bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, etc. This imagery led to the basis of this piece, starting with an upside down tree, followed by animation in After Effects to simulate the movement of the lungs during breathing. This was combined with a set of complementary 35mm photos: one grainy black and white, and one green, alternating with the inbreath and outbreath, symbolizing the breath’s ability to connect with nature and also release tension and toxicity within our bodies. The music is also original and from my 2008 solo album, “Meditations”. This particular track was a single solo saxophone track, duplicated, distorted and layered in a way to depict the inner experience during the process of meditation. Presenting: Breathe- currently available as an edition of 2 (one for each lung) on Kalamint!