REPETITION

To be conscious of one’s own breathing and the repetition of the in-breath and the out- breath of air into one’s body is a concentration technique in meditation. This seemingly never-ending cycle of breathing creates a notion that things are without end, giving the feeling that everything continues and nothing is finished. In addition, one may note that a pause exists between every inhale and exhale. These pauses create a sense of ‘momentness’ between each instance of repetition. Thus, there is a significant correlation between the rhythm of an individual’s breathing and the process of altering stone - through sawing, chiseling, and polishing - in the creation of Okashimo's works.