Box with title, Mixed media and collage on paper, With excerpts of a poem by Walt Whitman, 10.75 x 14 x .75 inches. $1700
mixed media and collage on paper, 10 pages in box, 7.25 x 5.25 x 2.25 inches. $875
Box with pages and text, poem by Pablo Neruda, Mixed media and collage on roofing material, 10 pages, 6 x 3 x 2 inches. $475
Papier-mĂ˘chĂ© and rose pedals with excerpts from Paul Celanâ€™s poem Todesfuge/Deathfuge, unique. $850
My works are diaries and visual documents. They speak of the tragedy of war, the threat of ecological disasters and of past and current concerns.
I create heavily encrusted surfaces in my paintings and books that contain residues of nature, such as sand, ashes, and plants in an attempt to generate a strong sense of physical presence.
Ilse Schreiber-Noll was born in Germany and attended the University of Marburg before moving to the United States to study woodcut and the art of the book with the Uruguayan-American artist, Antonio Frasconi. In 1989 she received her MFA from SUNY Purchase, NY and later taught The Art of the Book with Frasconi whose politically-driven subjects combined with her own lifelong reading of the German poets and authors, especially Bertolt Brecht, inspired her strong sense of social justice. She worked with Eric Bentley, the playwright, translator and preeminent authority on Brecht and collaborated with him in producing over ten books with her woodblock prints, pen-and-ink drawings, aquarelles and collages. Collaborations with other luminaries include Joseph Brodsky, Dennis Brutus, Galway Kinnell, Octavio Paz and John Cage. Some of her most lyrical, elegiac work – in any medium – can be found among these limited edition and unique books. Many are in public and private collections worldwide.