Barbara Hirschowitz studied painting under Alabama artists and educators, Edith Frohock and Alvin Sella. Under Frohock’s guidance, Hirschowitz learned to stretch her thinking and skills. She utilizes canvas and paper to visualize her work from a history of living moments. With confident and colorful layers, she describes hybrid spaces and unknown places – rendered in a familiar manner – often prompting the viewer to question if they may recognize it from their own past. The element of space has always been present in her work, and her current projects evoke simplicity and reduction. She describes this work as being ambiguous with the residue of a physical encounter.