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Tricia Butski's avatar Tricia Butski

"Fathom" examines issues related to memory by exploring its limitations and aestheticizing the instability inherent in portraiture. The work allows the viewer to enter the subconscious space between remembering and forgetting. The figure, which has been distorted through a repetitive layering process, manipulates our sense of familiarity and creates an intermediary form that inhabits a space both real and imagined. The image takes form as a realistic rendering of a fleeting moment. By challenging the boundaries between representation and abstraction, and questioning the relationship between fluctuation and constancy, the work become entangled and disordered, mirroring the viewer’s innate desire for clarity and their proclivity for drawing meaning out of partiality.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Charcoal on paper
  • Width: 106 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 60 inches