We traveled into town today for a premier viewing of The Geography of Innocense, the cut-paper art of Barbara Earl Thomas. Although some of the works look like they are illuminated from behind, this is only true in the full-room exhibit. All the rest are layers of hand cut and colored paper.
Here’s what the artist has to say about the exhibition.
We started in the paper cut room, an immersive and initially overwhelming experience. It takes a while to see all of the images and patterns present. Look up, look down. Stand back, move forward.
Monochrome studies of young people were centered on three walls.
In the hallway, studies of children of varying age. As you look at them, keep Ms. Thomas’ words in mind and regard the eyes.
Let’s finish with this. I hope you don’t see much of yourself in it.