“My artwork’s foundations grew from my love of architecture, the Impressionists, crazy quilts and the sublime landscape. Inspiration comes from so many sources; so I simply start, interacting with the materials and the image, as if in a live conversation. New ideas emerge as I work, and those provide the boldness and the spirit that I want, which for me, is where art and architecture intersect.” - JAG
Josephine A. Geiger’s artwork emphasizes the underlying architecture of the scene - the lines, details & movement - through a palette comprised almost wholly of rectangles and squares. And while it might seem that there is a calculated, mathematical approach to creation, she uses no patterns for her artwork.
With a professional background in architecture, Josephine combines those years of training and design sensibility alongside loads of experience and experimentation with glass.
Born and mostly raised in Menomonie, WI, Josephine A. Geiger now works from her Saint Paul, MN studio, creating geometric and slightly abstract ‘landscape mosaics’ crafted in traditional leaded stained glass with copper and sometimes fused elements. In addition to numerous private commissions, Josephine's work is represented in various public collections and installations. Her distinctive style has earned multiple awards and she has been featured in both regional and national publications.
New work, custom design, stained glass (leaded), small scale mosaics, autonomous artwork panels, multi-media artwork (glass, fused, steel, copper), fused glass, full service studio from design through fabrication and installation.
Primarily working in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, and the upper Midwest, but I have shipped custom commission work all over the US, from Portland, OR to New York, NY, and even to New Zealand.
“Sister Moon and the stars, In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.”
Installation inspired by the rising sun as well as honoring the memory and life of our parents and loved ones. Where Eagles Fly is a metaphor for soaring above the trees in joy, freed from earthly constraints.
The symbolism in the panels is subtle with the Trinity represented by the trees & vertical elements. The trio of crosses represent sac-rifice and 13 bevels represent the Stations of the Cross. Custom frames fit in the existing aluminum windows. Panels can easily be removed for mainte-nance: 4 screws and foam tape in compression hold the frames in place, allow air flow (to reduce condensation), and eliminate any ‘rattle’ from passing traffic.
The imagery of bevels represents the Portland skyline and reflects in the river, while small fused pieces with copper birds (transom) and fish (reflections in the water) are integrated in the composition. Custom metal stops hold the panels (63x20” and 17x20”) hold the panels in place, while more than 150 linear feet of hidden reinforcement kept this panel intact while being shipped across the country.
Art to commemorate the donors that contributed to the fundraising campaign to replace the roof , restore the organ, and repair the restrooms.
The 6 panels use a photo fusing transfer process to fuse the names and images to the glass. The names create a linear outline that loosely follows the contours of the city skyline. The city is populated with hundreds of historical and current photos of the city, congregation and church. Together they illustrate both the context of the logo and foundation of the church to be “In the city for Good.”
The design is also meant to be fluid. The 6 panels work, but leaves the option for additional panels to be seamlessly added should another fundraising campaign happen.
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