Marilyn Henrion's focus on windows in their various permutations has metaphorical implications that are not lost on this artist. From Renaissance paintings to cinema and cyberspace, the window has always been perceived as a mediator between spaces. Windows are the visual bridge between inside and out. Though transparent, the window may serve as the barrier or the link between the viewer and the world beyond. To those outside, it may reflect the world, or provide one with a glimpse of the inside. To those inside, it may shield them from the reality outside or offer a connection to it. The intimate life stories behind windows are limitless, as are the events seen through the windows as they unfold throughout time. The hand quilting that serves as a proxy for the artist, through whose experience the subject is filtered, often provides yet another layer of meaning, as in Auschwitz 1331 and 1334, in which concentric circles represent echoes of millions of silenced voices of concentration camp victims.
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