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September 1, 2008

Air Sweet Air

To start off with I'd like to pick apart the possibilities of the meaning behind "Air Sweet Air" that came to my mind. At first glance it makes me think of finally coming to grips and realizing how much something means to a person after so long of possibly taking it for granted. On the second approach I thought more cryptically; suffocation, the kind felt when trapped. Emotionally speaking not physically, but that feeling of having to suppress or hide one's self in order to make it through.

After thinking deeply about the title I felt I'd hit ground with the hiding self part when I saw the bear heads in place of the children's heads. Also the alternate planet background sort of spells a want for escape I think. It was a beautiful piece I really enjoyed the exhibit.