This series and installation deals with direction as a reciprocal proposition. Over the past three years, I have collected and produced imagery of plants and landscapes, seeking a greater understanding of myself in relationship to place. In spite of the absence of a figure, these images also document the understanding of how a body can be the translator of an interior and exterior experience. The text in the works responds to another ephemeral art object: a collection of heartbeats archived on a remote island off the coast of Japan. The suggestion and proposal being an ever-present pause and reply.
Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas is an artist living and working in Upstate New York. Originally from Denver, Colorado, she received a BA in liberal arts from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and an MFA in Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Paloma’s work adapts and appropriates the vernacular of the many regions she’s called home and traces the self-conscious search for cultural roots as a first-generation American.