The View from My NOTO Studio

Barbara Waterman Peters


View from my Studio

By Barbara Waterman-Peters

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Barbara Waterman-Peters

Rain pouring down outside my window reminds me of being inside a lighted classroom, its dark window panes suddenly turned into mirrors. The teacher and students reflected in those mirrors seemed different somehow, odd, not really us.

Art is that darkened window pane as it reflects our human condition back to us, mirrors our actions. Another term for mirror is “looking glass” which implies a means of examining, seeing clearly perhaps.

I always think of my paintings as “windows” which is the Renaissance perspective on the world, but I pull my viewer right up to the window’s surface and ask them to look. Is that really us?



Trudy L. Waterman is the Featured Artist at STUDIO 831 in July!

Found Subjects

“With one year of pursuing my masters under my belt, I find myself far removed from a cohesive body of work for this show. My education is encouraging me to look in numerous directions in my practice and I am taking full advantage of the encouragement. I do find, however, that I can still rely on my 'found' subjects and this show does just that: exhibits some of my more recent finds.” Come see the work of this award-winning photographer!

Opening reception on First Friday from 4:00-8:30
PM at STUDIO 831 located at 831 North Kansas Avenue.

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