Jeri Eisenberg has been working as a fine art photographer for more than twenty years. Her photographs are firmly grounded in the natural world, reflecting the geographic region, season and light in which they were captured. Each piece in her long term A Sojourn in Seasons series depicts the common wooded landscape of Eisenberg’s day-to-day life, captured mostly in rural upstate New York where she lives. By photographing with a purposefully oversized pinhole or a radically defocused lens, she captures trees, foliage and blossoms as they are not often depicted. The images are sketches with light: details are obscured and only the strongest elements remain.
The work is unabashedly retinal and is as much object as it is image. The pieces are translucent, reflective and tactile - as a result of encaustic in and on the surface of Japanese Kozo paper. Molten encaustic is painted on the printed panels while pulling the paper over a hot metal plate, thus allowing the wax to fully infuse into the fibers of the kozo paper. The images are generally segmented into diptychs, triptychs and quads, forcing the eye to consider each fragment separately. The work speaks directly to the senses, and sits on the balance point between the concrete and the abstract, perception and memory, form and essence. Jeri Eisenberg comments "the work helps me to remember that all of life is ephemeral – you hold on to what you can, and ultimately, you must let go."
Jeri Eisenberg is represented by several galleries in the USA and by Four Square Fine Arts in the UK and Europe.