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BEYOND THE FRAME: Portrait of a Fisherman

Proximity is an important and powerful, but often undervalued element in art. It carries the ability to alter or even completely change the way we perceive things.

In this episode of Beyond the Frame, we explore this concept of proximity and its ability to tie together four small works by artist Milton J. Burns. He created these across the span of 50 years and from different parts of the world, yet they seem related.

In this unintended grouping, we explore how proximity allows us to not only see a single work in a new way, but also connect us to the artist, the subject matter, and the grouping as a whole, allowing us to see the works as a possible story threaded so beautifully together about this fisherman.

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