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Andrew Boyett

“Painting Narrative”

My project explored how different people saw the same things differently. I showed eighteen men and women ranging from fourteen to eighty-five years old a series of images; each of the participants chose a handful of the images and wrote a one-page story about them. I then selected eight of the stories with strong visual motifs and made eight paintings, of which seven were shown in the exhibition. The paintings and stories together spoke to the multiplicity of truth insofar as they represented the many ways that the original series of images could be interpreted. The exhibition also provided a platform for further discussion about the different ways that each person perceives visual imagery in everyday life.