In Sight explores the enchanting creative process whereby the one hundred or so Field prints came into being. The exceptional new prints, all previously unpublished, are exquisitely reproduced in a celebration of an artist at the height of her creative powers. A short commentary by the artist on her inspiration for the work faces each of the prints. Also included are fine color reproductions of the "collateral images" that moved and inspired Field, her preliminary sketches, historic photographs, scientific diagrams, even "old favorite" Field prints. Also featured are excerpts from her personal journals along with an astonishing array of private readings. Field explains in her introduction that each artist's style is profoundly affected by the particular time and place at which she or he "enters the stream of art history." In today's world an artist can access art from every era, in a remarkable array of media. Field has recognized astonishing correspondences between art and mathematics, science, photography, and technology. Through her highly skilled printmaking she strives to create a perfect visual image to clarify her, and hence our, experience of a chaotic and yet breathtakingly beautiful universe. In Sight invites readers to share in Field's encyclopedic knowledge of art history, to accompany her on her world travels, to steal a look into her quiet reflections, to participate in her personal and societal joys and struggles, and, ultimately, to witness and admire the passionate connections among them all. A must for printmakers, students, collectors, and aficionados of art in every media. From her Vermont studio, Sabra Field works on the striking and beautiful creations that have firmly established her as the state's most recognized artist of her generation and one of North America's most accomplished modern printmakers. Sixty million copies of Field's state bicentennial stamp circulated in the United States in 1991. Many of her earlier works may be seen in Tom Slayton's tribute Sabra Field: The Art of Place (UPNE, 2002).
Publisher: University Press of New England