painting the paradox of emptiness

New at the artisans’ galleryBarbara O’Sullivan


Barbara O'Sullivan: No Beginning No End Of Beginning (detail)

No Beginning No End Of Beginning (detail)
6 panels, each 92 x 61 cm, PVC and Acrylic on canvas


The interpretation of emptiness and form into figure and ground provides a tangible means to translate opposites into material form and lead to a new understanding of how the creative act can promote the apprehension of emptiness, that most fulfilling, profound and healing of experiences, the experience of “no separation”.

Dualistic concepts are removed, self and other are reconciled, figure and ground become one, form is no other than emptiness and emptiness is no other than form.

– Barbara O’Sullivan

barbara o’sullivan at the artisan’s gallery