Amy Genser’s Instagram bio describes her as an “artist using paper as pigment.” Which is actually, quite accurate. Her colossal paper art is made of colored paper that is layered, cut, and rolled. The result is an art that takes after natural formations – the flow of water, the shape of beehives, and the organic irregularity of plants, flowers, rock formations, barnacles, moss, and seaweed.
Evocative of organic processes, her work is simultaneously irregular and ordered, with her pieces bringing to mind aerial landscape views, satellite imagery, and biological cellular processes. Through the use of paper, her pieces also explore the ways in which texture, pattern, and color interact.
“It is perfectly imperfect,” she explained her creative process in an interview with Zoneone Arts. “I love all kinds of organic processes. They are visually intriguing and engaging.”
As such, her inspiration comes from nature itself. “We spend a lot of our summers on the beach in Rhode Island,” said Genser. “I love watching the water, the rocks, and the light. Our beach has rocks with these really neat barnacles and seaweed. Their colors are always changing. Sometimes there’s a lot of it, and sometimes just a little. It’s neat to watch the progression. One day when the seaweed was purple, brown, yellow and green, my husband made the awesome observation that nature never clashes. I love that.”
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