After the Threshold by Sandi Haber Fifield
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
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