Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tightly Rolled Paper Coral Reef by Amy Eisenfeld Genser

Midnight Flow
Patience - and a whole lot of it. That's what art sometimes is. It's coming up with a plan, an action, a pattern and sticking with it. Amy Eisenfel Genser, a Connecticut based artist, gets her inspiration from nature and transforms those patterns and formations into stunning works. One of her more recent series is an exploration of coral reefs as imagined in paper. Genser takes scraps of paper, rolls them into tight circles and attaches them to a canvas covered in acrylic. The result is a tranquil, fluid scene of what could be coral reef dotted with underwater plants and little fishies.


Patterns, textures and grids play a large roll in Genser's work, where she uses the rolled paper to create organic scenes as well as more structured and ordered pieces that recall quilt-making. Since quiltmaking has been on my mind lately, her work definitely spoke to me.

Float - detail

In the Artist's Words: I am fascinated by the flow of water, the organization of beehives, and the organic irregularity of plants, flowers, rock formations, barnacles, moss, and seaweed. Aerial views of our landscape can also be compelling; it is interesting how the organization of our landscape becomes quilt-like when viewed from above.

White Undulation

Yellow Tide

[Amy Eisenfel Genser]
{Via Design Milk}