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Susan Barnett


2008, Oil on canvas, 60"w x 30"h

My art is about the intersection of thought and perception. I am interested in how our thought structures our perceptions and enables us to understand what we see, and also in the opportunities raw perception provides us to see something familiar in a different light. Joseph Albers said that figure ground relationships in which the eye fluctuates to see both images are those in which the figure and the ground are equal partners, both serving and being served. These perceptual and relational issues intrigue me. I am interested in the process of transformation, when two states are different but describe the same object. It raises the question: What is the essential structure that survives transformation and creates continuity?

Susan Barnett - Evolution

1 Comment

  1. Marc William Bryant says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    This image is very compelling!

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