Breathwork is a series of landscapes offering refuge from the turmoil and chaos of life. Creating space for calmness inspires self-care, helping me to reclaim my mind from worry and despair.
Moving through my life has left me feeling battered and bruised. In my quest for peace, I have discovered my creative practice can offer deep healing. Clearing the cutter in my mind through meditation grounds me in the alchemy of quietude, where the messages and guidance lay waiting.
Opening the channel of creative flow, constructed urban landscapes spin forward out of the shadows in surprisingly brilliant colors of jubilation. Orbs of light invite me to follow life’s natural rhythm, bringing me back into balance.
I invite you to get more comfortable..soften the edges of your eyes..breathe slowly through the nose…allow your jaw to be slightly open…drop your shoulders…feel the bottom ribs flare out on the in breath, and contract on the out-breath…and now focus on the area of your heart, as you breathe slowly.
Heather Walsh is a lens-based artist whose creative practice is a balance between documentary and fine art photography. For over a decade, Walsh has worked as a photojournalist photographing stories about our shared humanity for clients including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR. An accomplished storyteller, Walsh excels at photographing individuals dealing with serious illness, sensitive cultural issues, and cause-related projects that merge photojournalism and portraiture. Her portraits exhibit respect, sensitivity, and empathy. During the covid-19 pandemic, she began exploring the more shadowy parts of her life through mixed media photography. Her diverse artistic practice transcends traditional boundaries and focuses its gaze on the resiliency of loss.