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Trying to Catch My Breath

Trying to Catch My Breath

by Denise ((bonaimo)) Sarram

25” x 26” x 5”, Assemblage 2022


Wooden clock case, plaster wings, old vinyl record, brass escutcheon, picture frame, resin lions, paper clay lungs, vintage rhinestone jewelry, flash bulbs, tiny lights.

This assemblage was the first one I began in this collection and yet the last one I completed. 

It speaks specifically to the hectic nature of being an adult, parent, spouse and in general- just being human.  

We use the expression “Trying to catch my breath” when we feel like we have so many things on our to do list and too little moments of relaxation. 

Anatomically speaking, I was a child with asthma which still mildly flares up occasionally as an adult.  It is a horrible feeling to not be able to get a full breath as anyone that has experienced shortness of breath can attest to. 

From the collection "Anatomically Speaking- The Carnival of Life"


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