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Barbara Woods

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"Life Series #3: Red, Yellow", Acrylic and oil on panel, 14 x 18"
"Life Series #4: Brown, White", Acrylic and oil on panel, 14 x 18"
"Life Series #8: Blue, Red", Acrylic and oil on panel, 14 x 18"
"Life Series #7: Red, White", Acrylic and oil on panel, 9 x 12"
"Life Series #1: Blue, Yellow", Acrylic and oil on panel, 9 x 12"
Artist's Statement

Artist Statement:
These paintings were inspired by a dream. I woke up with questions: what does the soul look like? Does each person’s soul look different? Do our life experiences shape our souls?

The book “Larry’s Party” by Carol Shields also inspired me. In her book Shields writes “His body is an upright walking labyrinth, and he feels the miracle of it. In his earlobe there are capillaries that connect to his heart. On the surface of his skin live nerves so sensitive that his brain knows the instant a microscopic insect lands on the back of his hand.”
I decided to paint what different people’s souls might look like with their experiences and thoughts spiraling, flowing, or floating inside their bodies.


Master of Fine Arts; Sculpture.
Parsons School of Design, New York, New York.

Educator; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10028. Teach staff developments for teachers, family programs in the museum, and classes in schools throughout the five boroughs of New York. Current project: Teaching social studies in collaboration with teachers at St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, a public school in the Bronx, with images from the museum's collection.

Selected Exhibitions:
2008-09 Abstraction; Eleven paintings in a group show at Ogilvy and Mather,
Worldwide Plaza, New York, New York