Making and viewing art is often a quest for knowledge of ourselves and our mysterious world. As a photographer, I witness the moments that occur during the profound activity that is looking at art. I want to show how it feels to be engaged with art aesthetically, intellectually and emotionally, and demonstrate our interconnectedness with each other and the world in which we live.

I’m looking for a manifestation of what’s beneath the surface. The images are stripped of narrative and yet rich in color, shape, light and energy. Blurring helps the viewer get there - the dynamic is revealed. The work is both physical and metaphysical. By sharing these experiences in photographs, I hope to allow my viewers to relive the actual sensations of the museumgoers themselves. I hope we can live vicariously through each other and relish the mystery.

—Barbara Kyne