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Photograph of Artist ROSALYN M. GAIER
ROSALYN M. GAIER
Solon, Ohio - United States



, Two Measures Of Forte Wit, Abstract, $1,071
, Arcs And Angles, Abstract, $147
, Evolving, Astronomy, $147

Art Starting At $1,071

Artist Statement

Beauty. Meditative thought. Nuance. These are subjects of my collagraphs. They take on important implications when examined in light of today’s American instant gratification culture. While convenience, speed and availability have become hallmarks of our American way of life and our society’s progress, there remains a need for something more meaningful. That something is beauty. From my frame of personal artistic reference, “beauty” involves the viewer by initiating the response of taking pause, suddenly, unawares. Arousing the response from deep within, beauty disarms and fulfills at one and the same time. This elusive beauty is vital nourishment for mind and soul. Does today’s American art disarm and fulfill? How well are our minds and souls being nourished? Unfortunately, Americans’ appreciation and awareness of beauty are partially numbed by their frenzy experience of instant gratification. Beauty falls prey to the mindset of fast food, “Shop till you drop” and instant access to just about everything. We sacrifice refined taste, uniqueness and rewarded perseverance for what often is ephemeral and not quite satisfying. What this means for artists is that their best pieces can be easily overlooked. Unless relevance and nuance of an artwork can be realized immediately, instant gratification deems that it be put aside in favor of something less demanding. So much for vitally enriching visual experiences. So much for their revelations of meditative thought. By its nature, my work automatically protests this mindless instant gratification because my art is grounded in deliberation. Dealing with insight, surprise, ...

Original Artworks (37)

Rosalyn M. Gaier; As It Comes, 2012, Original Printmaking Other, 7 x 6 inches.
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 2012
7 x 6 inches (17.8 x 15.2 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Painting the Roses Red, 2012, Original Printmaking Other, 7 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241  Mystery and darkness contrasted by a bit of bright light. This rose has much to offer, but you have to take time to find it. Take another look. . . ....
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 2012
7 x 6 inches (17.8 x 15.2 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Query, 2012, Original Printmaking Other, 17 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241  Questioning and searching seem endless here, but there is a promising brightness and depth that encourage the quest. ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 2012
17 x 14 inches (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Persuasion, 2006, Original Printmaking Other, 17 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 PERSUASION was created from several plates, some rectangular and some freeform, printed over each other to reach completion. It was hand- pulled by the artist, on acid free Rives BFK paper. ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 2006
17 x 14 inches (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Two Measures of Forte wit..., 1990, Original Printmaking Other, 38 x 28 inches. Artwork description: 241  This hand- pulled collagraph was inspired by the artist's experience as a member of a Cleveland Orchestra chorus under direction of Robert Shaw. ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 1990
38 x 28 inches (96.5 x 71.1 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Arcs and Angles, 2010, Original Printmaking Etching, 5 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is a softground etching. The image was made from materials which were pressed into wet ground on a zinc plate and subsequently removed.The plate was then etched in saline copper sulphate solution prior to printing. ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Etching, 2010
5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Evolving, 2010, Original Printmaking Etching, 5 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  This colored etching was created from 3 zinc plates and one collagaph plate. It was inked by the artist and handpulled on an etching press....
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Etching, 2010
5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Objection, 2004, Original Printmaking Other, 17 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241  OBJECTION, portrays an event of some importance, with figurative elements alert and engaged. This collagraph required four plates printed over each other to reach completion. It was hand- pulled by the artist, on acid free Rives BFK paper. ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 2004
17 x 14 inches (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; A Thought, 2008, Original Printmaking Etching, 5 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  The majority of work on this etching is softground, with additional hardground linework. The artist used acrylic ground and saline copper sulfate etchant, both non- toxic. The paper is Rives BFK. ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Etching, 2008
5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; New Ground III, 2008, Original Printmaking Etching, 5 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  The majority of work on this etching is softground, with additional hardground linework. The artist used acrylic ground and saline copper sulfate etchant, both non- toxic. The paper is Rives BFK. The title references new artistic direction for the artist, as well as the non- toxic print ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Etching, 2008
5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; New Ground II, 2008, Original Printmaking Etching, 5 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  The majority of work on this etching is softground, with additional hardground linework. The artist used acrylic ground and saline copper sulfate etchant, both non- toxic. The paper is Rives BFK. The title references new artistic direction for the artist, as well as the non- toxic print ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Etching, 2008
5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; New Ground I, 2008, Original Printmaking Etching, 8 x 5 inches. Artwork description: 241  The majority of work on this etching is softground, with additional hardground linework. The artist used acrylic ground and saline copper sulfate etchant, both non- toxic. The paper is Rives BFK. The title references new artistic direction for the artist, as well as the non- toxic print ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Etching, 2008
8 x 5 inches (20.3 x 12.7 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Slices of Life, 2007, Original Printmaking Other, 7 x 6 inches.
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 2007
7 x 6 inches (17.8 x 15.2 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Katrina Friend and Foe, 2007, Original Printmaking Other, 38 x 28 inches.
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 2007
38 x 28 inches (96.5 x 71.1 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Primordial Bisque, 1997, Original Printmaking Other, 19 x 33 inches. Artwork description: 241  Primordial Bisque is a humorous abstract that brings a classic soup together with the soup of the cosmos.This collagraph print is the result of overlaying ink layers, which are transferred from collages of fabric, paper, etc. in successive passes through a press. ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 1997
19 x 33 inches (48.3 x 83.8 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Primordial Gumbo, 1998, Original Printmaking Other, 19 x 33 inches. Artwork description: 241  Primordial Gumbo brings to mind the flavor of a soup, as well as the cosmic mix of our universe.  It is a humorous juxtaposition of size and origin.This original print was created from several compressed foamcore plates, printed over each other in succession.Oil- based inks ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 1998
19 x 33 inches (48.3 x 83.8 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Tincture of Madder, 2003, Original Printmaking Other, 60 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Tincture of Madder is a diptych, both sections of which were printed with several plates over each other.From the madder plant comes both a red ink color and a medicinal tincture, hence the title. ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 2003
60 x 30 inches (152.4 x 76.2 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Ribbons of Summer, 1993, Original Printmaking Other, 60 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Ribbons of Summer is a diptych, both sections made from several plates printed over each other. ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 1993
60 x 30 inches (152.4 x 76.2 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Opportunities, 1990, Original Printmaking Other, 38 x 28 inches. Artwork description: 241 Opportunities is a collagraph constructed from chipboard plates to which fabric and paper pieces were collaged.  This print was hand- pulled by the artist, printed on acid free 100% cotton Rives BFK paper.Received Honorable Mention in Art in Architecture - Visual Harmony Art Gallery juried exhibit held ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 1990
38 x 28 inches (96.5 x 71.1 cm)
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Rosalyn M. Gaier; Hangers On, 2004, Original Printmaking Other, 38 x 28 inches. Artwork description: 241 Three free- form plates were shaped primarily with a Dremel tool.  The plates were overprinted to produce the print.  I used compressed foamcore for the plates, onto which I collaged various materials.  I also carved into the foamcore. Printmakers oil- based inks were applied with a roller ...
Rosalyn M. Gaier
Original Other Printmaking, 2004
38 x 28 inches (96.5 x 71.1 cm)
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