Distributed for University Press of New England
In Sight explores the enchanting creative process whereby the one hundred or so Field prints, crafted between 1990 and 2002, came into being. The exceptional new prints, all previously unpublished, are exquisitely reproduced, one per page, in a celebration of an artist at the height of her creative powers. A short commentary by the artist on her inspiration for the image faces each of her own works. Embedded in the text are fine color reproductions of the “collateral images” that set Field’s creative process on fire for each plate—works of art that moved and inspired Field, her preliminary sketches, historic photographs, scientific diagrams, even “old favorite” Field prints. Also included are excerpts from her personal journals along with an astonishing array of private readings. Sabra Field is that rare contemporary artist whose work is fêted by a broad and enthusiastic American audience as well as collectors and fine arts experts throughout the world. 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.
204 pages | 10 x 10
Art: American Art
Table of Contents
Map of Sabra Field’s Vermont • Foreword by Madeleine May Kunin • Preface • Introduction • Langvin Farm • Vermont Natural Resources I and II • Garden Chairs • Snow Brook • Spring on the Upper Connecticut River • Frenchman’s Bay • Hope • Vermont Law School and South Royalton • Champlain Sunset • Hay Bales • Farms in Addison County • Flaming Maples • Mettowee Valley • Moon Shadow • Hill Vallage • Hay Wagon • Lake Farms • Sunlight Moon Path • Sunlight Star Lake • Starlight Sea Clouds • Starlight Sea Clouds • Starlight Sacred Mountain • Manhattan Snowfall • Vermont Telephone Suite • Norwich University • South Royalton and Vermont Law School • Self Portrait • Lyn Elizabeth and Billie • Winter Diptych • Browse Line • Camden Hills • Atelier on Rue Cassini • Wildflowers • Paul and Susan • Snow Geese • Silos East Montpelier • Monitor Barn • It’s Snowing! • Maple and Stars • Shadow Trees • Greek Revival • Champlain Afterglow • Primavera Umbria I • Primavera Umbria II • Primavera Umbria III • Primavera Umbria IV • Skunk Hollow Farm • Boiling • River Village • Mesa • Sky Fire • Sea Dream • Pastorale • Upper Valley • Battell Bridge • Stowe Autumn • Twilight • Central Park South I and II • Ice Moon • Field of Dreams • Spring Rain • Val Tiberina • Cypress Night • Middlebury College Bicentennial View • Metamorphosis • Metaphore I and II • Farmscape I and II • Winter Green • White Out • Printmaker • Eastern Mountains • Pam • Spen • The Demeter Suite • Goddess of the Harvest • The Infant Persephone • Demeter and Her Daughter • Persephone Gathers Lilies • Demeter Grieving • Demeter Searches the World • Earth Punished with Winter • Persephone in Hades • Persephone Takes the Pomegranate • Spring Returns with Persephone • Demeter Reunited with Her Daughter • Persephone Returns to Hades • Church Interior Bennington • Conclusion • Process • Notes • List of Prints
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