Comprised of layers of fine detail, overlaid and combined with archetypal and personal narrative, Barrett’s art unfolds as a series of maps interlacing various meanings, geographies, narratives, lexicons, and traditions. Pulling from a wide variety of sources, including natural history, ancient art and literature, Old Norse and Irish sagas, botany, astrophysics, mythology/folklore, kennings, art history, film, science fiction, geography, icons, miniature portraiture, knot work, ancient textiles, weaving, evolutionary science, and popular culture, Barrett explores hidden intersections and unusual relationships between material culture, the natural world, and personal experience. The result is work that is deeply thoughtful and tender.
Photo composites, graphite, ink, watercolor, video.
Photo composite images, prints.
Graphite, watercolor, ink, photo composite images.
Moving composite images.