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Float

State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection

Painting

Mixed Media

Oil and mixed media on board

47 x 47

Not on View

2010

2013.9

Copyright All Years. Utah Division of Arts & Museums. All Rights Reserved.

View all works by: Sunny Belliston Taylor




The artist calls this painting a "landscape" As painting the work, the artist was thinking about urban sprawl and the disappearing landscape. This painting also represents her contemplations on the process of accumulation in general. As places, cities, technology and thought expand and build upon one another - borders and definitions seem to dissolve and stretch endlessly. This expansion can both connect us and separate us from one another on so many levels. It brings ideas and people closer together, increases mobility of thought and travel, yet in turn homogenizes character and culture, and confuses identity and one's sense of belonging. This work seeks to draw the viewer both the excitement and the doom associated with such large-scale incidences of accumulation.

This work was featured in the April, 2014 Visual Arts Newsletter: "Sunny Belliston Taylor was born and raised in Utah, spending most of her life in St. George. She attended Brigham Young University (BYU) where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree In 2005. She then received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007 from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Referring to the painting as a "landscape", Belliston was thinking about urban sprawl and the disappearing landscape. This painting also represents her contemplations on the process of accumulation in general. As places, cities, technology and thought expand and build upon one another - borders and definitions seem to dissolve and stretch endlessly. This expansion can both connect us and separate us from one another on so many levels. It brings ideas and people closer together, increases mobility of thought and travel, yet in turn homogenizes character and culture, and confuses identity and one's sense of belonging. This work seeks to draw the viewer both the excitement and the doom associated with such large-scale incidences of accumulation.

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