Annette Barbier

“Special Effects”; Laser cut book; 9 x 12 x 6 inches

The pairing of fire (burned pages) – the element most wild and feared – with the reasoned organization of written language (the book) – references the fragile balance between volatility and control in human relationships. The work is particularly resonant at this time, when extremist viewpoints and actions plague race, gender, politics and religion the world over.