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Bill Barrett, I am Myself

On view in the East Garden

sculpture garden 2020

Bill Barrett
born 1934 Los Angeles, California; lives Santa Fe, New Mexico
I am Myself
1990
bronze
Albuquerque Museum, gift of the artist
PC1995.34.1

Organic lines and geometric forms make up Bill Barrett’s sculpture, I am Myself. The title and the abstract composition of the sculpture suggest that the self is an ever-changing, complex phenomenon that may be difficult to define within a particular form. Bill Barrett’s work is non-representational; the shapes and forms that make up his sculptures are sweeping gestures that create a dynamic sense of motion. I am Myself is an expression of emotions and creates an experience that evokes a variety of responses and interpretations.