Anne Beidler

Artist Statement

 

The images from this group of works transcend specific age or gender and reveal the constant, internal and evolving self, found in the private space of thought, body and the personal. At the core is a concept developed by anthropologist, Victor Turner called, "the center out there".  We maintain connections to our home-place, our kindred and to the earth, while discovering links to unknown places from our past and future. My work includes a collection of inter-related mixed media books, paintings and prints created simultaneously.  Each of the included segments interweaves my areas of interest as an artist. As a printmaker, I have always been interested in the technical overlay of various print methods in creating images.  My artist books and prints are meant to be viewed closely.  Creating an intimate and layered interaction between artist and viewer, are at the center of my visual exploration.