After the Threshold by Sandi Haber Fifield

Issue 63

My work is born of collisions and alignments. I gather images from experiences exceptional and mundane, intentional and spontaneous.  A visit to the Louvre might find its place alongside a glance through my kitchen window. I work from an inventory of images created and collected over time and am always on the lookout for the small parts that make the whole. Through the process of combining disparate moments of vision, formal connections reveal themselves and suggest the reassuring possibility of meaning and order in the apparent randomness of experience. Principles of Gestalt and the implication that we perceive the whole before we see the parts - the aspect of vision that dictates personal experience - plays an important role in my work. My studio is the place where visual associations begin, vibrate, rattle and resolve, and where the unnoticed is examined, the familiar is seen, and the margins are mined for the meanings that collect there.

"Haber Fifield’s images, leaping through illogical hoops, revel in ambiguity, yet they cohere in mood and tone, much the way a piece of music does when the same key persists while melodies change.  The clues to coherence are subtle: compositional elements recur, color plays nuanced games, and each sequence projects a consistent range of feeling."   Vicki Goldberg, After the Threshold (Kehrer Verlag, 2013)

Sandi Haber Fifield lives and works in Connecticut
To view more of Sandi's work, please visit her website.

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 Luck, 2012

Luck, 2012

 Pained Smile, 2012

Pained Smile, 2012

 Blue Sky and Jackets, 2011

Blue Sky and Jackets, 2011

 Hidden Man, 2012

Hidden Man, 2012

 The Young Victoria, 2012

The Young Victoria, 2012

 Coffered Perspective, 2012

Coffered Perspective, 2012

 Descent, 2012

Descent, 2012

 Premonition, 2012

Premonition, 2012

 Noto,2012

Noto,2012

 Cornucopia,2012

Cornucopia,2012

 White Sun, 2011

White Sun, 2011

 Hannah, 2012

Hannah, 2012

 Sunday Morning, 2012

Sunday Morning, 2012

 Dreaming in Blue, 2012

Dreaming in Blue, 2012

 Knotted Vine, 2011

Knotted Vine, 2011

 Haywire, 2011

Haywire, 2011

 Daylight Moon, 2012

Daylight Moon, 2012

 Improbable Night, 2012

Improbable Night, 2012

 Rock Candy, 2012

Rock Candy, 2012

 Lost, 2012

Lost, 2012

 Night Station, 2012

Night Station, 2012