Artistic Black and White Vintage “Cause and Effect II” Barbara Rae Schaefer Tapestry, Country of Origin: United States Of America, Woven date: Late 20th Century –This elegant and abstract tapestry, by artist Barbara Rae Schaefer, allows the viewer to come to their own conclusions about the meanings and motivations behind the tapestry. Using only stark instances of black and white, all of the forms present in this work are enhanced further. The viewer is left to ponder which instances are the positive space and which are the negative. All of the lines of movement seem to be leading to each other, and their erratic paths present an unfolding story for viewers to enjoy. The presence of the tiny dots add a degree of entropy and chaos to the lines, further deepening the connections in this piece.
This strong abstract modern wall hanging Tapestry titled “Cause and Effect” was created by USA based artist Barbara Rae Shaefer (b. 1950) who studied art in New York City. Barbara Rae is known for her abstract paintings, tapestries and watercolors that are filled with emotion with some of them rooted in historical places and accounts. The strength and powerful artistic impact that is created through juxtaposing just a few the white lines against the black background is a true testament to the abilities and capabilities of the American painter and textile artist.
The relative smaller square shape of the this tapestry, make it easy to find a spot on one of your home’s walls to showcase this emotion packed piece. The limited color palette of just white and black will also make it easy to work within your current existing home decor and interior design esthetic. But wherever you ultimately decide to showcase this moving black and white tapestry by Barbara Rae Shaefer, it is going to attract much attention and it will spark many discussions.