Lucrezia Bieler

Tallahassee, FL

To me, the essence of art is its ability to transcend feelings, to create an atmosphere and emotions and to capture the attention of the viewer. To achieve this atmosphere I use a minimalistic approach concentrating on Black and White. I create Scherenschnitte (scissors cuttings) in Black and White because I like to concentrate fully on the composition and the dramatic effect of Light versus Dark. This is also the traditional form of this very old craft that dates back to ancient China. My work is influenced by Swiss "Scherenschnitte", Japanese ink painting (Sumi-e) and woodblock art. It is important to me to capture the spirit of the object and its energy. Scherenschnitte are cut out of a single piece of paper that is then mounted onto white board so that only few places are glued down and most of the image floats over the white board and so heightens the contrast between black and white, I use this deliberately to guide the viewer over the picture.
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