Contemporary Sculpture and Paintings
Tamara Jaeger earned the B.A. degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and the M.F.A. degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Her sophisticated, yet innocent, works of art engage the viewer. The sustaining attributes of her assemblages, many large in size, are her excellent utilization of textures, color harmonies, and cultural iconography that instill her work with the true aura of the cultures she portrays. Each painted wood sculpture conveys a personage imbued with meditative spirituality.
The materials I use are found wood and wood I have painted myself. The assemblages are meant to suggest. I am more interested in a hint at something than in its precise representation. I use posture, gesture, pattern, and color to convey feeling and create singular personalities. I enjoy placing people in the context of an environment: in a restaurant, in a crowd, at a concert, playing a guitar or holding an umbrella. I try to create a beautiful space with a feeling of stillness.