The faces I encounter are a constant source of wonder to me. I am fascinated by the level of separation which we create between ourselves, how we are able to be very much alone even while shoulder to shoulder on a crowded train. We close ourselves off from one another to fulfill the need for privacy within a public space. It is an invisible, but extremely powerful boundary. In some ways it is the most basic of boundaries, a starting point for much broader exclusions and segregation. Cutting an abstracted pattern on the surface strives to bring form to the complexities of our co-existence, drawing the viewer in to close the gap between us.
Heather L Barone is an artist working in New York City. She received her MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art under the direction of Grace Hartigan. Another profound influence in her work and life was found through figurative expressionist master artist Miriam Beerman whom she studied under and assisted.
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