Anne Schaefer: Studio Visit

Anne Schaefer, Slice Through, 2011, digital print and hand painting on adhesive
Anne Schaefer, Slice Through, 2011, digital print and hand painting on adhesive vinyl, 131'' h x 134.5'' w x 50.375'' d (photo credit Tommy Reynolds, courtesy of the artist)

Cindy Stockton Moore visits the studio of painter Anne Schaefer.

Schaefer comments: "Much of the new work mines the imagery, pattern and chance forms created in the studio. Basically, I’m using the material refuse from the creation of work as the source material (or building blocks) of new work. The large-scale work is dimensionally specific. So, when I was working on installation-based projects, the essential building blocks included the scale of pattern based on size of the space, the location of the piece in relation to other architectural elements in the space, and the color required to achieve desired optical or sensorial effects. I have an ongoing interest in working with basic forms to generate a more complex visual experience."