Photography, Printmaking

Rausenberg, Esther

About the artist
Esther's photography evokes the passage of time through the process of double exposure to explore the nuances of time as it passes from past to present to future. Her work is primarily with landscapes, rural or urban and attempt to illustrate abstract, evocative scenery as a motif to epitomize the idea of imagined space. Although she continues to be intrigued by film, her film taken from a recent trip to India last was damaged by airport x-rays. This is her first digital work. "Imaginary Borders" explores the visual eloquence of the abstraction of a trip to Haida Gwaii. While looking out at North Beach, a local said "Somewhere out there, is the border between the US and Canada." Developing her idea of a series about borders; and expressing the omnipresent human intervention upon the land, required an artifice that would effectively suggest a scribed border…something that would give the visual clue. A long red scarf, therefore, became her prop and the leitmotif. Esther has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally in Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, and Croatia and has been the recipient of BC Arts Council and Canada Council grants. Esther, along with Glenn Alteen & Barbara Cole saved the Blue Cabin and in 2019 launched the first floating artist residency. Esther was twice appointed to the City of Vancouvers' Arts and Culture Policy Council and in 2016 appointed a Trustee of the Vancouver Art Gallery. She is on the Board of Governors at ECUAD.

"There is a curious absence of language that could possibly explain or give reason for all this imagery.”
Carole Itter 1994

Map Code: C12
884 E Georgia St
Vancouver , BC
Studio #C12