Amy Eisenfeld Genser makes dimensional paper collages. These colorful, textural, one-of-a-kind wall pieces embody movement and processes. The collages are built from layered, rolled, and cut paper that are adhered to painted surfaces.
I’m a mixed-media artist and mom of three sons (ages 9, 8, and 5) from West Hartford, CT. I have lived in Pennsylvania, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. I’m a tad obsessed with paper and paint, color, patterns, and texture. If I don’t keep my hands busy working, I feel my whole system gets kinked up. I have energy that I am somehow only able to release through my work. I found my way to my medium while studying for my MFA at RISD. My plan was to become a graphic design professor, but I took a detour after taking a paper-making class. After graduation, I kept playing around with paper and making all kinds of sculptural forms. I wasn’t able to make my own paper anymore, but found lots of options available from all over the world. When I discovered the layered, circular form, I loved how I could use this one simple module to create worlds of compositions. I created a body of work and gave myself two years to try to make a go of it in the fine art world. That was 12 years ago…via