Jeriah Hildwine
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Reign of Fire
The immersive scale-up to 60 feet in width in some cases-of much of my work immediately encircles the viewer, defying the impulse to perceive the painting as an object. With a painting that extends past the limits of a viewer’s peripheral vision on either side, the viewer is forced to relate to the image as an environment. This effect is multiplied as the painting is installed on a curved support, wrapping around the viewer like a nineteenth-century cyclorama.