Deep Breath

November 2005 – watercolor – 15×22″

Collection of the artist

Art print available

I’m grateful this image is inspiring people all over the world– from meditators to yoga teachers, singers to pregnant mothers– and maybe even you.  It’s one of my very favorite paintings, giving form to the deep connections we can feel with each other, the Divine/Sacred/Spirit, and even the Cosmos.  In almost every spiritual tradition, the breath symbolizes Life, inspiration, and interconnection.  May you remember you belong to all of this!

If you see this image being used on the internet without credit, will you please point people to this web page so they’ll have a chance to see my other art work and to consider ordering an art print?  I appreciate your help and support.

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2 Responses to “Deep Breath”

  1. Mehdi Mirsaeidi

    Beautiful artwork! As a pulmonary specialist, I like the continuation of air into body. I wonder if it is okay, I use it in my slides about climate change and lungs.



    • melanie

      Dear Mehdi,

      Thanks for your interest in my art, and for asking about permission to use it. Unfortunately, I am not allowing image use right now. I’m on a sabbatical from inquiries, so I can focus on my own work. See my longer, more personal explanation here:

      With blessings for you and your project,

      Melanie Weidner

      PS: If Art Prints would be useful to you, I am delighted to be selling them (to USA addresses only) here on my online shop or by mail-in order form:

      (Purchasing an art print does not give you permission to copy, reproduce, or use the image in any way besides enjoying it framed or passed from hand to hand. Thanks.)


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