"BOP," Photograph, Annie Lietzow
Sister of Lena Funseth, DHS Employee
Was on Display:
December 2010 - February 2011
"The essence of my work in oil is its vibrant colors and expressive
qualities. I am drawn repeatedly to creating innovative color and value
relationships, studying their reactions to each other, and producing
textures on varied surfaces. My focus is on abstracting forms in nature
through the use of collage and a combination of gestural brushstrokes. My
sources of influence range from abstract landscape artists, to French
Impressionists, to, most importantly, the artists who surround me. I look
to fellow artists for suggestions, ideas, inspiration, and constructive
criticism. I create art that I find aesthetically appealing and visually
stimulating. I would like the viewer to experience a pure visual response
and admire the beauty in the art for its own sake.
I also incorporate nature into my photography with landscapes as my focus.
I enjoy working with the vivacious colors of nature, as well as creating
black and white images of landscapes and architecture. My international
studies have greatly influenced my work, as I am venturing to find unique
landscapes of our region and beyond.
My newest area of study has been in graphic and website design. I am
expanding my creativity to that of an electronic nature, as I learn how to
enhance desktop publications documents and websites by using various
software, and developing my 'page layout' skills."
Sample images from the art display at 1 West Wilson
Street. Select each image to open a larger version.
September 03, 2013