Look up and breathe

An inviting sensory friendly space where one can take a minute, lie down, look up and breathe.

Breathing Room is a quiet space meant for pause in an otherwise highly active environment. The installation features intricate knitted sculptures made of repurposed T-shirts that move and hang from the ceiling. Its rhythmic up and down movement replicates breathing cycles, reminding us to look up, slow down and focus on our breath. Additional elements include Hugs – oversized, stuffed sweater forms with weighted arms that offer a comforting embrace, and Pods – organic knitted forms children can nestle inside and take a calming break.

Who Made This?

Michelle Montjoy
1959, Houston, TX
lives in
Oceanside, CA

Michelle Montjoy is an Oceanside-based artist who works in a combination of installation, textile, sculpture and socially-engaged practices. A former public school art teacher, her work approach is based in humor, generosity and sustainability. Her work has been shown at MCASD, Art Produce Gallery, San Diego International Airport, Oceanside Museum of Art, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library and others. Blue Feeney and Matt Picon assisted Montjoy on this project, along with consultation from a sensory specialist, Xenia Sholl.

Lower Level Renovations

We’re undergoing some renovations to our Lower Level. Please excuse any construction you may see or hear during your visit-current exhibit spaces will not be impacted.

Thank you for understanding!