A Series of Paintings and Photography
To really look – that is, to actually see – involves so much more than a simple retinal projection of color and light. In this series of paintings on glass, Stephanie Disch offers us close-up views of the most banal of materials – a crumb of an aspirin, a smattering of sugar, a tiny bit of Vitamin C. But this is not a simple act of magnification; on the contrary, these visions are the endpoint of an elaborate series of interceptions, interruptions, and interferences. These are less about close examination than they are about the perception of perception. These are about the nature of truth, an elegant reminder that there is nothing neutral about looking - whatever is seen is transformed in the act. Disch examines and interferes with the residues of daily life, and they emerge as glorious vistas of light and pattern.
A Hot Air Balloon Carried Me To Bed
Poems and Illustrations by Stephanie E. Disch
Stephanie Disch is an artist and teacher living in Central California. Stephanie's work is inspired from science and nature. Many of the poems in this book are a collection of writings Disch wrote while working on her Masters Thesis in Fine Art. While attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Stephanie teamed up with professors at California State University, Stanislaus to explore molecular crystalizations and plant material. While looking under the microscope, Disch began to imagine landscapes and other fantastical places. In addition to her paintings, Stephanie started writing poems that embodied the imagery she was seeing. The result is the collection of poems herein.