Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Art Asthma?


Talk about avoidance strategies. I should be finishing my chapter and here I am blogging. This review of Sharon Ellis' exhibition in LA describes her work as 'art asthma'. The remark, of course, is not to be taken literally. Yet, as a non-medic, even I can see similarities between the whispy, breathless shapes in the image above and an image of the airways of the human lungs. Art asthma, maybe, but a breath of fresh air to the imagination.

1 comment:

Giskin said...

I like the print illustrated here, but looking at the rest of the work here, I can't help thinking that it's very reminiscent of the posters being flogged in the South Kensington subway. Pretty though.