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Breathe is a body of work exploring the loss endured by widows whose husbands have passed away from exposure to asbestos.
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BREATHE
Hundreds of Australians die each year from exposure to the asbestos fibre. This tiny fibre is responsible for several insidious and incurable lung diseases which eventually rob the patient of the very capacity to draw breath.

Breathing is the basis of life.  The strength and resilience of the asbestos fibre is the undoing of many who breathe it in.  Its legacy is long lasting- the dread it engenders, the suffering, the contemplation of what lies ahead. Asbestos is no longer the "wonder fibre".

For the asbestos widow, moving forward requires a strength and resilience of its own.