Until recently, I haven't thought about Jennifer Bartlett's work for years, but with renewed interest (and with the help of Google) discovered that one of her recent exhibits involves painting maps, and that she started out as a map maker. In her work I believe there are elements that hint at what I believe may be 'first principles' of perception and cognition. Some fundamental clues about what it how we see and understand the world. Something timeless.
In the words of critic Maurice Berger, Bartlett’s art “juxtaposes the raw and the cooked, examining the way the world is filtered through the human mind and is encoded into cultural conventions or sign systems.”
Jennifer Bartlett Fibonacci 1-987, 2010 enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel, steel plates 63" x 63" (160 cm x 160 cm), overall installed (artnews.org)