Using rolls of paper and acrylic on canvas, Amy Eisenfeld Genser creates textures and patterns against rich backgrounds that resemble underwater scenes. Each piece is reflective of the stony corals and polyps that one might see while scuba diving near a coral reef.
The Connecticut-based artist says, “The sources of my work are textures, patterns, and grids. I look for forms that can be repeated to create a pattern when they are joined. My work tries to capture the essence of an experience or an image I have seen. I often look to the natural world for inspiration.”
A side view of each piece provides a three dimensional depth to an already tactile painting. Her mixed media works are so greatly detailed, viewers will want to reach out and touch the rounded shapes created from spirals of recycled paper, or the textures that are created from a smattering of acrylic across the canvas.