2008 Painting Archives
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2008 Paintings by Dawn Barnett
Dawn returned to her prolific production of art again with her 2008 paintings. In these pieces we see the artist becoming comfortable with the characters she has developed to create what appears to be simultaneously abstract human forms and hieroglyphic characters. The playfulness of these forms and their communication of the artist’s concepts and observations is reflected in the additional treatment the wood receives, with textures patiently carved into the wood surrounding the main subject and enhanced with bright oil paints against beautifully finished wood surfaces. 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.