While I Breathe, I Hope, 2015
Kledia Spiro and Ryan C. McMahon, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA
This work is about occupying spaces of uncertainty and finding grace in both the weight and the weightlessness of being in such a state. It's about the obstacles we create for ourselves; and the processes in which we fail, succeed, and coast through life and the discovery of humor within this process. It can be as absurd as trying to lift, breathe, dive, repeat, lift, breathe, dive, repeat…"Dum spiro spero means "While I breathe, I hope" in Latin and is a modern paraphrase of ideas that survive in two ancient writers, Theocritus and Cicero. It is a motto of various places, families, and organizations."