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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.


One of our speakers whose art will be featured at the Paramount is that of Aaron Fein, a sculptor and architect who uses art and design to engage the mind to make what he describes as “dramatic perceptual leaps” through the “slightest manipulations, simplest contextual shifts and the most mundane juxtapositions”.  Charlottesville may already be familiar with his White Flags work that Aaron started shortly after the 9/11 attacks. As many were demonstrating their collective resilience through displaying American flag bumper stickers, Aaron was observing the poetic nature of the fading colors on the bumper stickers over time which actually helped him through his grief. He understood that everything changes.

Aaron’s current work, digital embroidery, allows him to use both his design and artistic process to explore the intersection between digital and physical worlds. You will have an opportunity to see his work and hear more about from where the idea of it came on November 14 at TEDXCharlottesville RefleXions.



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