Artist statement

My on-going interest in the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi, finding beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete is at the core of all of my art work. I like to capture the essence of images made of light and movement, images that are infinitely variable. What does the eye see? What does the camera see? What does the mind see?

My Reflections series explores the concept of reflection and how to capture the images that are not physically there, images made of light and movement, images that change.

My Leaves series is an exploration and interpretation of natural images by enlarging and reshaping them. I collect leaves, pods, flowers, grasses and look closely at their structure and shape. In particular, I like to collect these natural objects at the end of summer when they have begun to wither and fragment. Looking at them closely and then enlarging them allows me to see them as sculptural objects. I look at the play of light upon surfaces, and shaping the pieces introduces a new element – light and shadow interacting with the undulating surfaces.

My new Line Dance: Tree Ring Patterns series is an extension of this exploration of natural objects. Looking at the patterns in the tree rings and then the additional patterns created by overlapping and fragmenting the imagery allows me to see things in new ways.

Reflection continues to be my theme. It is what I do throughout my work process as well as what I hope viewers do as they look at the completed work.

 

Profile: Barbara Schneider

Barbara Schneider is an artist that uses nature as the starting point for creating abstract, sophisticated interpretations in mixed media. Her work is meant to make you view nature with new eyes.

Barbara Schneider began quilting in 1996 and discovered the pleasure of working with cloth, paint, dye, and thread. Her interest in the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi strongly influences the work. She has an extensive background in surface design and teach as well as exhibits nationally and internationally. Her artwork is in both private and public collections. 

Studio:

Located at The Starline Gallery 205H

400 Front St. Harvard, IL 60033



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ARTIST STATEMENT AND PROFILE

Artist statement

My on-going interest in the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi, finding beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete is at the core of all of my art work. I like to capture the essence of images made of light and movement, images that are infinitely variable. What does the eye see? What does the camera see? What does the mind see?

My Reflections series explores the concept of reflection and how to capture the images that are not physically there, images made of light and movement, images that change.

My Leaves series is an exploration and interpretation of natural images by enlarging and reshaping them. I collect leaves, pods, flowers, grasses and look closely at their structure and shape. In particular, I like to collect these natural objects at the end of summer when they have begun to wither and fragment. Looking at them closely and then enlarging them allows me to see them as sculptural objects. I look at the play of light upon surfaces, and shaping the pieces introduces a new element – light and shadow interacting with the undulating surfaces.

My new Line Dance: Tree Ring Patterns series is an extension of this exploration of natural objects. Looking at the patterns in the tree rings and then the additional patterns created by overlapping and fragmenting the imagery allows me to see things in new ways.

Reflection continues to be my theme. It is what I do throughout my work process as well as what I hope viewers do as they look at the completed work.

 

Profile: Barbara Schneider

Barbara Schneider is an artist that uses nature as the starting point for creating abstract, sophisticated interpretations in mixed media. Her work is meant to make you view nature with new eyes.

Barbara Schneider began quilting in 1996 and discovered the pleasure of working with cloth, paint, dye, and thread. Her interest in the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi strongly influences the work. She has an extensive background in surface design and teach as well as exhibits nationally and internationally. Her artwork is in both private and public collections. 

Studio:

Located at The Starline Gallery 205H

400 Front St. Harvard, IL 60033



Sections