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Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials
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Betsy Dollar
A View from the Cage:
A Journey of Understanding

Louise Bourgeois implores, “Do not look for a rational treatise, life is made of experiences and emotions, the objects I have created make them tangible.” Each of my works is a personal, emotional portrait that captures a fragment of time and feeling, impressions and dreams. Each fragment offers me an opportunity for exploration and visual documentation, but the process entails risk…the risk of telling, of making the piece accurate to the experience, and of making it visual.

My work is a documentation of the visceral translation and transmission of energies fueled by my psychic reality. A View from the Cage is a representation of the snares that some of us create for ourselves. The complex interaction of our perception and anxiety can build a powerful force that can entrap us. We are suspended in the isolation of our own thoughts. Our projection of this state of mind allows us to view those around us as our captors. At first, the cage is frightening and uncomfortable; but with time and familiarity the enclosure becomes tolerable. Just as a bird sees the wilds and the sky beyond its cage, we can see the possibilities all around us; yet, we are bound by the fear.

As I visually document my psychic journey, it is my hope that the works that result from these processes not only bring clarity to me, but also can offer a glimpse of recognition or understanding to others.

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Learn about our other concurrent exhibit: Welcome to America