My paintings are an exploration of emotion and logic. I create a clear structure while
striking an emotional chord with color, form, and richness.
I am deeply stimulated by the outside world, by nature’s many expressions— strata, earth, water,
sky and also hair, skin, and bone. I bring together these disparate elements—both pushing you
back and luring you in simultaneously. Although the work is clearly abstract, it feels like I am
taking something abstract and making it palpable, giving it weight and substance.
I also reach inside myself and get a hook into something authentic—something inside of me. I want to show both the concrete and intangible worlds, what you can see and what you can imagine. Like chunks of nature interacting with and informing one another, the adjacent areas in each painting have to communicate. Just the nuance of an edge can pull you in.
My desire as a painter is to hold attention and balance between structure, reason, and
intuition—the architect and the dancer in me—and to give form to what I cannot name. The
work is evocative, but not specific. It builds a space where unexpected associations and
resonance can occur.
Stephanie Weber lives and works in Berkeley, California. Her paintings are executed on aluminum panels, and her paper works are mixed media.