Tess Mosko Scherer
After a long, successful career as a gallery owner, Tess crossed the threshold to join ranks with her fellow artists. Tess's unique work combines her interest in the study of human psychology, her knowledge of art and art history, with her ability to express herself artistically. She strives to express the balance – or more often – imbalance between what goes on in our private inner world and the outer world in which we are seen. She uses simplified color and form to convey complex and universal themes. Essentially each piece begins with a sketch that is hand embossed into the paper. From this point on, the paper endures an assault of tearing, scraping and stabbing combined with the less aggressive application of color with watercolor, pastels, colored pencils and graphite. The torn pieces are sewn together with waxed Irish linen thread. People are intrigued by the use of words in Tess's work. It is the volume of the words that makes the impact. Tess explores the complexity of emotions and archetypal energy that prevails in our humanness. These often elusive emotions become more tangible when named because they no longer can lurk in the shadows of our minds and hearts but step into the light of our lives. Tess Mosko Scherer's work is in many fine galleries as well as public and private collections around the United States.