Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Michener Museum Acquires Schaff's "Questing Nest"

Following her show, True Grit: The Poetic Images of Barbara Schaff at the James A. Michener Art Museum (Doylestown, PA), the museum paid Barbara the ultimate compliment by acquiring one of her drawings, Questing Nest.  

Using compressed charcoal and gesso on paper, Barbara creates an elegantly lyrical snarl of a bird’s nest; her line and inflections of light and shadow recall the wispy deftness of Asian art.

To quote the Michener Museum write up, Barbara “has spent most of her adult life in a passionate and disciplined search for the poetic image.” Her lifelong quest “for poetry is not about hiding behind a veil of secrecy and illusion. Poetic images drill down through the gentle topsoil of life into the gritty realities, the bedrock. Poetry is, above all, true-to the complexities of the human heart, and the eternal-and fleeting-mysteries of the universe.” http://www.barbaraschaff.com/

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