Sarah Bott: capstone
The artist's statement: This series presents landscapes in abstract form with the ideas of philosopher Immanuel Kant behind them. The theory of "free play" developed by Kant can be described as aesthetic pleasure that is caused when the mind goes back and forth between imagination and understanding. This gives understanding no concept and ultimately there is no determined end to this thought process. I am interested in these ideas in my own work. In my current series of landscape paintings I begin by abstracting maps and landscape imagery in order to imply dimension of mind beyond sense perception. ...
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