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Open Windows III
2017, Gold lead on paper, 12 x 15 in
In Open Windows II, overlapping folios of gilded cut paper trace the outlines of a stained glass window. Where there was glass, there is air; in place of lead, paper. Stripped of color and internal detail, the windows lose their traditional narrative clarity, their curved lines tracing forms now unfamiliar – an ambiguity that carries with it both the freedom of new interpretation and the tension of the undefined. The result captures a sense of the sacred without the specificity of a single clear subject or ideology.
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