|AnnaAsche 93 posts||
“Somebody showed me how to use a Palette Knife… this was probably the most important influence in my style… the rest is what happens in my life and the special moods I am in”
1971 born in Berne, Switzerland
The initial motivation for Astrid Strahm to keep creating her outstanding artwork came when, years ago, she produced something she liked having as decoration in her own house. It was fun to do and others liked it. Since then creating is an ongoing process every day for her.
The antique eyeglasses in Do you need glasses?. The figure in this work is supposed to bring them to god in order for him to see better what’s going wrong in the world.
But there is also a technical aspect to her work. The material has to be light, lasting and flat enough to be fixable on the canvas. Astrid attaches most of the things hand sawn (not glued!), which shows off her technical skill and the requirements for technique and quality she has for herself.
For her collages is the content more important, most of all the ‘recognizability’ of what she is trying to express with the work.
At the present Astrid has several very big canvases in her Workshop and she is thinking of something new to try with them, maybe with another kind of material such as tar, sand and glass.
Enjoy Astrid Strahm’s fantastic works, click on any image to view in large and leave her a comment or two:)
|Sue Nichol 2633 posts||
Great images, congratulations!
|© Cindy Schnackel 4133 posts||
Great textures, nice work..congrats!
|JUSTART 491 posts||
great, congrats !!
|Spring-Spring 1 post||