About Vivien Blackett
Following her year as Artist-in-Residence at the National Gallery in 1986/87, Vivien Blackett continued to explore disparities of scale and representation to provoke questions about the nature of reality. Her 'events' take place in limbo between the known and the unknown, bringing together extremes of perception and knowledge, experience and emotion.
From Somewhere to Elsewhere 
Oil on canvas, 152 x 183 cms
Donated by the artist 1991
From Somewhere to Elsewhere was painted as one of a group of works playing on the gulf between scientific and religious thought and employs images derived from Early Italian painting, meteorology and physics.