Emanations

“Emanations” are an ongoing series of new gold leaf and glass works that Michael W. Barnard cognized in the process of deep meditation experiences during the isolated depths of the COVID pandemic of 20201-21. These 12″ x12″ x 3″ constructions consist of layers of glass, gold leaf, paint and other materials.

Photofields

Photofields are photographic arrays made from images taken by Michael W. Barnard in the course of his travels. Each Photofield can take years to find its final form. These arrays are printed on archival papers using archival, permanent pigment inkjet technology and then mounted on Dibond (a relatively lightweight but highly stable aluminum/PVC honeycomb sandwich).…

“Field3Spring” 1970

“Field3Spring” (1970) is the 3rd film in the Field Film series and was shot primarily in Spokane, Washington while Barnard was an instructor of Drawing, Painting and Modern Art History at Ft. Wright College of the Holy Names. This film was an early exploration of the nature of time, as well as exploring the relationship…

“Field2Autumn” 1969

“Field2Autumn” is the 2nd film of the Field Film series. It continues Barnard’s exploration of the world around him through the lens of his ever-present 16mm Bolex. In this film, collaborator Mary Ann Covich films Barnard filming her. The film was shot in primarily in various locations around the Northwest, but mostly in Spokane, Washington,…

“Field” 1969

“Field” is the first if the Field Films series. It was Barnard’s first 16mm film, following a series of experimental 8mm films made between 1965 – 68. Filmed in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, the footage for “Field” was acquired in a journalistic fashion over the course of about a year of Barnard’s daily…

Horse Heaven Mountain Field

“Horse Heaven Mountain Field” is the 4th film in the Field Film series. It was primarily shot in the early Spring of 1970 at the remote Horse Heaven Mountain wilderness area north of the Columbia River in Washington State. Additional footage was shot near Lexington Kentucky while Barnard was visiting artist at the University of…

Spring Wind Field 2020

“Spring Wind Field 2020” was made during the first few months of the COVID pandemic, while Barnard was living in Fairfield, Iowa. It had its genesis in his daily morning post-meditation observations of the trees outside his bedroom window. “Spring Wind Field 2020” is meant to be viewed as a stand-alone short film or as…