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Julia Barello

Portrait Barello Flowers of Rhetoric Repetitio Julia Barello op
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Artist Statement

Decoration of the body with floral forms is an ancient practice and speaks in these works to how we are part of and yet different from nature. Our biology is part of this world we inhabit, yet the artifacts and  structures we create set us apart, at least in our perceptions. Trace elements of human form remain in these odd flowers, sliced, separated, residual imagery from a human.

Material Revelation Exhibit

Flower of Rhetoric Necklaces
Date: 2007
Materials: dyed xray and MRI film, monofilament
Retail cost: $900
Repetitio13” x 13” x 2”

13” x 13” x 2”

Sententia15” diameter, 1” depth

15” diameter, 1” depth

Ethopoia15’ diameter x 2”

15’ diameter x 2”

Echinacea14” diameter

14” diameter

Diaphora12” diameter

12” diameter


Julia M. Barello (New Mexico) is a visual artist in the medium of multi-layered, large-scale wall installations and jewelry. After an academic career at New Mexico State University, she has returned full-time to her art practice creating multi-layered, large-scale wall installations, which are made of recycled medical imaging film translated into intricately cut, semi-transparent shapes. Barello’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Kaohsiung Museum in Taiwan, Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany, Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy, and others, as well as in numerous national venues. Her work has also been collected by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and is on permanent display at institutions including Boston Children’s Hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, and BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. in California.


Thank you to Hilliard Family Foundation Inc. for sponsoring Material Revelation


The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

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