Spheres, - Acrylic on canvas, 2017
Phyllis Moser is an artist, calligrapher and teacher.
She works primarily in acrylics and mixed media. Her paintings combine abstract and realistic elements influenced by many years of work in calligraphy.
Ms. Moser currently is Visual Arts Director at Yocum Institute for Arts Education where she oversees the visual arts programs and classes.
The Constitution Series
The First Amendment contains just 45 words! Learning this fact was the beginning of my artistic exploration of the Bill of Rights.
We all hear references in political discussions to “first amendment rights”, “free speech” and “due process”...but few of us have studied the document that contains these phrases.
The elegance and scope of the Constitution is really breathtaking. In our country's history we have interpreted and re-interpreted the meaning of each article. I believe, as citizens, we have an obligation to know this document, to read it, think about it and support it.
My goal is to take these words and present them in new formats, inviting the viewer to read and ponder. I am taking the words off the page, out of books and onto the wall.
Collage looks and sounds simple. In reality a good collage is a complex balancing act of shapes, colors, textures. There is no denying using scissors, glue and paint to make art feels a lot like play, especially when you add glitter. I use collage most often in whimsical or esoteric works.