Wendy Babcox's "Taking Breath" was a five-channel rear projection at the (then) National Wall Art Gallery at one of the busiest intersections in Tampa. The video, which was commissioned for Lights on Tampa 2006, featured footage from regional tourist attractions such as Weeki Wachee Springs, Homosassa Springs and the Lowry Park Zoo
Wendy Babcox was trained as a photographer, but in recent years has completed many works that incorporate video projection. Her video works have been exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art and at the USF Contemporary Art Museum. Babcox grew up on a tourist town in the south west of England and this geographical and cultural memory has had a profound impact on her artwork. “In recent years, my work has been imbued with the seductive nature of tourist culture especially prevalent here in the Tampa Bay area.” Babcox proposes to incorporate video projection in downtown Tampa featuring favorite Floridian tourist attractions. Babcox is a resident of Tampa and is an Assistant Professor of Photography and Intermedia at the University of South Florida.