2005 Painting Archives
Click to view larger versions of Dawn Barnett’s 2005 paintings
2005 Paintings by Dawn Barnett
Dawn’s painting picked up speed again in 2005, and we have 18 of her 2005 paintings displayed here. With this group of works we see Dawn applying her experimentation of the past few years to working with wood. By carving her designs into finished wood panels embellished with stain and oil paints, she begins to create an entirely new medium with which to express her “voice.” Her masterful invention of “deaf hieroglyphics” begins to take on a life of its own, a new language dancing across her wooden canvases, enhanced by the wood’s richly grained texture and natural colors. These pieces are no longer available, but are on display here so you can get a feel for her journey as an artist and a deaf woman, and to document the progression of her artistic style.