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Sarah Whyatt

Primarily my practice focuses on People, looking and being looked at. I am curious to question the face, the thing we think we know the best. I have been interested in the ambiguity of never being able to see your own appearance and the trust we have no choice but to place here. I was interested to read that some scientists argued that hypothetically if we were to ever come across an exact copy of ourselves, we would not recognise or associate with them: as our idea of what we look like is so different from how we actually appear. This lack of communication with reality, and the idea that we are always gathering information to project onto one another intrigues me. I like the idea that we are all projected, and projecting. “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” 

Tags: Abstract, Colour, Figurative, Oils, Painting, Perception, Portraiture

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