Whole Piece

Amber Goulet-Riedy's avatar Amber Goulet-Riedy

The Whole Piece Series explores how we interact & comprehend the people that surround us daily. Initially the series was inspired by learning that people with face blindness process the faces of people they encounter in pieces, jumping from feature to feature without pulling together a complete face. I began to think of these pieces of faces as whole unto themselves. As I wondered what that experience would be like I realized that I felt I had already been through it. Much of life & our interactions with others are vivid yet only half processed, half seen, & partially understood. These pieces of reality are the whole of our perceived experiences. I hope the viewer of the Whole Piece Series will feel as if they are looking into a crowd of people, but never able to see everything, that they must face what they see is a construction, an individual understanding, a creation of meaning, not absolute reality. I continue to recruit friends, family, & strangers to be a part of the crowd.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1/2 inches
  • Medium: Oils on Panel
  • Width: aprox. 12.5'
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: aprox. 6.5'