Description Lets all agree in principal to practice non-violence, tolerance and respect for each other. We may stray at times but we should always strive to do our best. The 600+ triangular pieces in a gradation of rainbow colors represent all humankind living under the universal peace sign.Acrylic paints mixed with paste and painted onto paper using brushes, combs and tools to create patterns in the paint. The triangular scraps are products of hundreds of paste paper designs I created within the past 25 years that I used to cover books and on various art projects. The peace sign is formed from paste paper pattern #51, which was used in binding a limited edition book 20 years ago. The scraps were collaged together onto a paper support.
Marie Kelzer, Los Angeles area Member Since April 2013 Artist Statement For Marie Kelzer it’s all about the visual and visceral senses. What you see is in the eye of the beholder. Marie is a painter, paste paper maker, bookbinder and artist working with words and photographic images.
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While studying bookbinding in the mid 1980’s, she fell in love with painting "paste papers". Many of her art works come from this medium which allow for experimentation in colors and forms.
Paste papers are decorative papers hand painted using brushes, tools and household gadgets to create designs over a surface covered with a paste and acrylic paints mixture. They were used for both cover papers and endpapers during the 16th through 18th centuries and made a comeback in the 20th century.
Marie searches for what lies beneath the surface, exposing those hidden emotions in order to create tranquility. She combs estate sales for tools to drag through the paint, exposing patterns that bring paints to life, as reflected in architectural patterns, childhood farm fields of stripes and the nearby ocean.
Marie Kelzer has enjoyed working with her hands, from working on production lines in factories to creating pieces of artwork in Minnesota where she grew up. In 1982, she worked for a small family-run bindery where interest in bookbinding and the book arts first developed. Aside from being self-taught she trained at several binderies and studied under Anne Kahle in Oakland, California.