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Gary Barton. INHERIT Personal Notes Reused, Reorganized, and Redacted

2022. Collage and Mixed Media. 12.5X9in 

The artworks in this series incorporate notes and sketches that I have made over several months regarding the concepts of inherit and inheritance. They are personal records of contemplations, definitions, and images that have come as a result of focused study and consideration. I take pages from these notebooks and fragment and reorganize them. Then with materials commonly used for correcting or covering written information like correction tape and markers, I redact the text and image. I do this in part for the sake of privacy and also because I am really interested in the visual form, but I also do it to suggest a sense of the complexity, mystery, and uncertainty that I associate with inheritance

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