Jeri Eisenberg is a photo-based artist working with non-traditional and alternative techniques, living in upstate New York. She represses traditional photography's emphasis on the representational qualities of the medium and emphasizes instead the medium's expressive nature. Her long-term series, ‘A Sojourn in Seasons,’ are large-scale abstracted images of the treed landscape, printed on long panels of Japanese Kozo paper and infused with molten encaustic medium. She employs a strong sense of materiality and seductive surfaces in her work to evoke visceral connections.
“The images are segmented, printed on 3’ long panels of Japanese Kozo paper and infused with molten encaustic medium (a mixture of bees wax and tree resin). In exhibition, I hang the resulting translucent panels from acrylic bars with magnets, so that they float off the wall and cast shadows, moving gently with air currents in a room. There is an internal luminance resulting from the use of the wax, and an appearance of fragility intrinsic to the use of the fluttering, unframed paper (the waxed Kozo is actuality quite strong and resilient).” – Jeri Eisenberg