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Breathing Exercises / Mary Lee Adler Ataie; Shahreyar Ataie., 1991

Identifier: CC-26194-26657

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Scope and Contents

The collaborating artists poetically describe their work as follows: "Earth lungs, collapsing from excess, coughing clouds of acid rain, weeping sterile lakes." The background text on breathing exercises is taken from "The Complete System of Self-Healing" by Dr.S.T.Chang. Tao Te Ching writings on the outer rim of the support read "Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind rest at peace. The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish..." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1991



0 See container summary (1 sculpture (cloth, hemp, tar) + drawing (graphite, handwriting) in box (wood, plexiglas)) ; box 46 x 46 x 19 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

closet 1904

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Miami, Florida : [Publisher not identified]. Signed by: Ataie [Mary Lee]/Ataie [Shahreyar] (l.r.- recto); Ataie [Mary Lee]/Ataie [Shahreyar] (u.l.- verso). Nationality of creator: American. General: About 1 total copies. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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