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“Breathe” was created by Joan Benefiel.

Sculptor Joan Benefiel is inspired by the spark of magic that occurs when the expressive power of the human form meets her favorite medium, a technically advanced luminous resin.

This material captures and holds ambient light in a transfixing way, and Breathe is no exception: illuminated by the blazing Colorado sun under a bright blue sky, the 11-foot figure seems to catch fire as she stretches toward the heavens.

“I like to imagine that my figures look as if they could actually be modeled directly in light,” Benefiel says.

Medium type: Resin


Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

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