Eileen Menzel is an award winning artist working with mixed media in a semi abstract style.
Habitat: Living Room. Mixed media, 29 in. x 24 in.
This mixed media work was on view at the Arts And Letters Club, Elm St.,Toronto, in the Ontario Artists' Society's Annual Fall OSA Exhibition.
Eileen was one of three judges and an invited guest participant in this exhibition.
The idea of opposites attract is the ongoing theme of most of my artwork.
In recent work I have applied it to opposites attract in the formal use of space. The centre of each image is left as an empty stretch of sky, but filled with pools of light that set up the image with high value contrasts.
Any implied action of the subject matter is relegated strictly to the shadows of the edges, based on dislocation of people and property, doing what’s necessary in conditions s such as war, flooding or border crossing. The viewer meanwhile is invited to interpret the contrasts as they wish.