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161cm x 100cm

Oil on canvas

This deliberately provocative title invites the observer to apply some personal life narrative to the painting. It does have a specific and profound meaning to the artist but she wants to evade the intrusion of artistic input into the experience of the work, which is a shared communication, blending the stimulus of the title, the artist's energy and the observer's perception.   The artist has been fascinated by the words of the philosopher Berkeley, 'Esse est percepi', which means that to be is to be perceived. This brings us into the debate about whether there can ever be objective 'seeing' and this, to the artist, is a wondrous and sacred phenomenon.  

What I Overheard

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