Gaia’s Breath is the personification of earth. She embodies the rebirthing force that links the fading past with the dawning future. From an old and tired Earth, Gaia, the goddess mother of our planet, emerges. Poised above the environmentally exhausted sphere she breathes life into a virgin Earth. A progression of generations can be seen in that the dying Earth is the grandmother, the figure is the mother, and the re-born Earth is the daughter. In this sculpture we see the clearest illustration of Eichinger’s belief that women play an essential role in the nurturing of our planet, a process desperately needed in order to return the Earth to a healthy state.