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Angela Hansen // Breath



Fri, May 21st, 2021 to Sat, Jul 3rd, 2021


11:00 am to 4:00 pm


Breath: the air is taken into or expelled from the lungs.

My artistic focus over the last few years explores the interconnectedness of all life forms on our planet. Whether it is comparing fungi to coral or creating new biomorphic forms, my encaustic sculptures will seem familiar to the viewer.

This encaustic installation, entirely constructed from natural materials, considers the carbon cycle and the impact humanity is having upon it in the epoch of Anthropocene. Above all else humans require oxygen to live, to breathe, to take that single life-giving breath. And with an exhale we nourish that which keeps us alive. Take a deep breath and consider…

The ocean and its plant life account for over half of the planet's oxygen production and absorb nearly one-third of the carbon dioxide generated from burning fossil fuels. Climate change and oceanic warming are resulting in the destruction of sensitive ecosystems integral to keeping the carbon cycle in balance.


Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

421 Cawston Avenue (unit 103), Kelowna


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