Can't Breathe the Sky


Oakland, CA, USA

Eddie attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated from the California College of Arts BFA in photography/interdisciplina...

This piece is a continuation of a body of work called "Atavisms." This collection deals with survival, strength, and adaptability. All of the pieces are portraits designed to engage the viewer in a very direct way and to reflect some inner strength.

The text "Can't Breathe the Sky" is referencing the fragility of our environment. In language and culture, we place a lot of our hopes and dreams in the notion of the sky. Phrases like "the sky's the limit" or "reach for the sky" evoke a sense of endless possibility and hope.

From horizon to horizon the sky envelops us. As our environment continues to be diminished, the sky begins to envelop us in danger potentially becoming a hostile environment.

Dimensions & Materials

Dimensions: 16"w x 20"h

Originally Created On: Wood Panel using Mixed Media (30" x 40").

This Print Created On: Archival Ink (Pigment Based) printed on 330 g/m2 Epson Hot Press Bright White Paper.