For a show that ran from November 14 to December 11, 2016,
at From Russia With Art Gallery, Cambridge, MA (USA).
This 20-minute film explores how representational paintings
communicate conscious experience. As a viewer, your vision
mirrors the painters' vision in a very profound way.
An essay by the poet and artist Sarah Sutro that appeared
in the Winter 2016 issue of American Arts Quarterly.
A paper delivered at The Science of Consciousness 2017 conference
in La Jolla, California, on June 7, 2017. I argue that investigating
the visual experience of painters leads to a fresh understanding of
the subjectivity and phenomenality of consciousness itself.
How do viewers of figure paintings separate knowledge
of the artist from knowledge of the sitter? They reach artists
through transitions between depictions and brush strokes--
the dynamic communication of consciousness itself.