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Meet the 2017 Rakow Commission Artist Karlyn Sutherland

Hear a lecture from 2017 Rakow Commission artist Karlyn Sutherland.

Originally trained as an architect, Sutherland describes her work in glass as an extension of the sensibilities and skills she honed while investigating the attachments people form to place. She describes her autobiographical artwork as, “a reaction to vivid memories and intangible qualities of significant moments. Each piece aims to evoke architectural space and atmosphere, distilling and communicating the essence of an experience.”

In Harbour Road, Lybster three fused panels in stark black-and-white, recreate the spatial relationship of the living room windows in the artist's parent’s home and a picture frame that hangs beside them. Rendered in startling perspective, the pieces are dimensionally flat, but appear to project beyond the wall.