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Similar to the <a href="http://magart.rochester.edu/VieS53879?obj=28414">painting revealed</a> on the exterior of Hieronymus Bosch’s <em>The Garden of Earthly Delights</em>, Schaechter’s imagery references the creation of the world, when the waters were separated from land, and the earthly paradise, called Eden, was created. As she frequently does, Schaechter locates the female form against the backdrop of the natural world, here in the center of the universe. There is a helpless innocence to her figure (and that in <em><a href="http://magart.rochester.edu/Obj28405">The Life Ecstatic</a></em>, as they are the same) that almost feels newborn, as though she is in the fetal sac or about to emerge into the world of the flesh. 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(78.7 x 73.7 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "31 in.", "Disp_Width" : "29 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "without frame", "Medium" : "Glass", "Support" : "lightbox", "Disp_Medium" : "Stained-glass panel", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Here, the figure that lies prostrate in <em><a href="http://magart.rochester.edu/Obj28414">Three-Tiered Cosmos</a></em> floats vertically, suspended within the form of a large red “You Are Here” or Google map pin. This piece captures themes that have touched Schaechter’s work throughout her career: the female experience, the need to locate oneself within a larger reality, and the profusion of decorative imagery.", "Dedication" : "Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery, Harlem, and the artist", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Glass", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/EX2020.DG1.27_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/EX2020.DG1.27_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/EX2020.DG1.27_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/EX2020.DG1.27_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "53045", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "TIFs and large JPGs were provided by artist, some already in CMYK format. Smaller JPGs produced from those large files. No uncorrected masters exist.", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 28421, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/28421", "Disp_Access_No" : "EX2020.DG1.43", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "2017", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "2017", "_Disp_End_Date" : "2017", "Disp_Title" : "Immigration Policy", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Judith Schaechter", "Sort_Artist" : "Schaechter, Judith", "Disp_Dimen" : "26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "26 in.", "Disp_Width" : "20 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "without frame", "Medium" : "Glass", "Support" : "lightbox", "Disp_Medium" : "Stained-glass panel", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The artist titled this piece <em>Immigration Policy</em> as she was working on the image shortly after President Donald Trump was elected in 2016. The abandoned dog, sinking ship, freakish critters, and deformed flora all portend a fearful and tumultuous future. While the imagery may speak to the artist’s fears of the future, the style and form reflect her medium’s roots. Schaechter has said that “over the years, I got a lot more jazzed about looking at the actual history of the medium of stained glass and my work reflects that inspiration.” Schaechter’s central image takes shape in a painted roundel surrounded with diamond-shaped quarries, a traditional format used commonly in English stained glass. Another historical source of inspiration was an image from the German Renaissance apocalyptic illuminated manuscript <em><a href="http://magart.rochester.edu/VieS53880?obj=28421">Book of Miracles</a></em> (published by Taschen in 2014) in which a doglike creature drowns. Schaechter’s version incorporates a sinking ship, implicating humans in this dog’s distressing situation. 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(76.2 x 76.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "30 in.", "Disp_Width" : "30 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "without frame", "Medium" : "Glass", "Support" : "lightbox", "Disp_Medium" : "Stained-glass panel", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This work and Schaechter’s earlier <em><a href="http://magart.rochester.edu/Obj28389">Nature</a></em> play on the artist’s interpretation of German philosopher Immanuel Kant’s writings about the differences between nature (flowers growing out of the ground) and culture (cut flowers). The artist sees flowers cut and arranged for display as inherently sad, as they are destined to die. The woman in <em>The Florist</em> wilts and sags with as much flourish as the flowers that surround her, despite the two elements having been conceived separately. There is a self-referential or meta quality to this work as the artist meticulously engraved convincing images of glass vases onto a flat glass surface. Schaechter is always cognizant of her medium of glass and the explicit and implicit meanings it can express. ", "Dedication" : "Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; museum purchase with funds provided by Pat and Doug Perry, Susan and David Goode, Ashby and Joe Waldo, Carolyn and Dick Barry, Christina Goode, Shirley Baldwin, Amy and Kirk Levy, Marynell and Stephan Gordon, Virginia and John Hitch, Chrissy and Dave Johnson, Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Rowland, Alan and Jody Wagner, Anne and Lawrence Fleder, and Dr. and Mrs. James B. Sanderlin 2020.2", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Glass", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/EX2020.DG1.28_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/EX2020.DG1.28_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/EX2020.DG1.28_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/EX2020.DG1.28_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "53046", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "TIFs and large JPGs were provided by artist, some already in CMYK format. Smaller JPGs produced from those large files. 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In the seventeenth century during a period of political instability for the Dutch Republic, <a href="http://magart.rochester.edu/VieS53881?obj=28420">/images documenting the beaching of whales</a> were widely disseminated and interpreted as bad omens. Here, Schaechter’s own political, cultural, and environmental anxieties take shape in her beached whale picture: a sperm whale straight out of Herman Melville’s <em>Moby Dick</em> is stranded in a landscape appropriated from the 1859 painting by the American artist Martin Johnson Heade, <em>Approaching Storm</em>. The curtain motif, one Schaechter has used over the years, is here similar to Charles Wilson Peale’s 1822 <a href="http://magart.rochester.edu/media/images/related_images/EX2020.DG1.42_R2.jpg">self-portrait</a>, as he lifts a curtain to show off his collection. In Beached Whale, Schaechter lifts the curtain to expose what she fears are the results of exploitation of the planet. In an otherwise distressing scene, Schaechter masterfully manipulates the inherent qualities of glass in her composition—an opalescent glass for the atmospheric sky and her engraved layers for the decomposing whale’s mottled skin—to maximize its beauty across time and place.", "Dedication" : "Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery, Harlem, and the artist", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Glass", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/EX2020.DG1.42_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/EX2020.DG1.42_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/EX2020.DG1.42_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/EX2020.DG1.42_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "53056", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "TIFs and large JPGs were provided by artist, some already in CMYK format. 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