Elaine Rosenberg’s ‘Pandemic: Destruction and Rebirth.’

Artists responded to U.S. 1’s invitation to share visual thoughts, feelings, and discoveries during our current health crisis.

This week North Brunswick-based artist Elaine Rosenberg notes the following:

My mixed media collages incorporate materials from nature, as well as household items and articles found in antique shops and flea markets. When combined, they create a low dimensional relief. For texture, I enjoy using a variety of fibrous papers and textiles.

I created a Collage and Mixed Media piece and titled it “Pandemic: Destruction and Rebirth.”

This is an abstract whereby I created some of the effects using a solution called Citra Solv (a cleaning agent.) There are also handmade papers and marbled papers that I made, textured papers that I bought, along with wallpaper.

There is a lot of detail in this work, so I will just give an explanation of my thoughts when creating this piece.

At the bottom, there is what seems like a family picnic at first glance. Unfortunately, it becomes distorted, as a result of the virus. There’s a scene of a person drowning, which represents death. In the center, there is the beast or dragon (which the virus has been referred too) keeping us in our homes and apartments. But, as you look towards the top of the canvas, you will see a rebirth.

Send images to Dan Aubrey at dan@princetoninfo.com.

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