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Live & Breathe 2021

Submitted by John E. Bannon

Client: Ken Saunders Gallery

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $10,000

Project Team


John E. Bannon

Worldwide Global International Inc.


Ken Saunders

Ken Saunders Gallery


Anamorphic neon sculpture. The latest in a series incorporating a technique that I first developed in 2003. It depicts different images from different perspectives depending on the location of the viewer. In “Live and Breathe 2021” the symbolic imagery compares and contrasts the simple act of breathing and the impact it has had on life during the Covid 19 pandemic


The goal was one I set for myself. It was to create a work of art that presented a unique incite into what was happening with society at the time. The work depicts an African American Male wearing an N95 mask from a view facing west and an image of a woman in a padmasana when seen from the north.


The only aspect of collaboration was from my dealer who asked me to create a piece in neon for a temporary pop-up exhibition he produced for the fall of 2021.