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The On Being Project

Ann Hamilton

Making, and the Spaces We Share

The philosopher Simone Weil defined prayer as “absolutely unmixed attention.” The artist Ann Hamilton embodies this notion in her sweeping works of art that bring all the senses together. She uses her hands to create installations that are both visually astounding and surprisingly intimate, and meet a longing many of us share, as she puts it, to be alone together.
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  • Ann Hamilton

    Ann Hamilton

    is a visual artist and self-described maker. She is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art at Ohio State University.