Sculptor and photographer Maeve Eichelberger grew up on a Colorado ranch. Today she is re-defining Western art with a new form of three-dimensional sculpture collage that blends traditional craft and motifs associated with the West along with digital technology and modern materials. Using plexiglass for its durable and transparent qualities she layers images of vintage trucks, grasslands and western landscapes to create a collage-like effect that de-constructs traditional western imagery. Her process involves photographing by theme; man-made or nature, then juxtaposing those images or portions of the images into a composition based on design elements; line, pattern and form. Those compositions are then digitally translated, printed on plexiglass and cut into geometric shapes. The final step in the process is assembly of the components into 3-D works. “I create multiple layers of experience that demonstrates the significance of observing life both sequentially and simultaneously”
Eichelberger has been juried into the prestigious Coors Western Art Show for the past five years and won numerous awards at Western art exhibitions. She received her MFA in Creative Art from Miami International University of Art and Design in 2011. She has been featured in many publications including Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur and Luxe Magazine. Her work is in the collection of the Booth Western Art Museum, UMB Bank, The Museum of Outdoor Arts in Englewood, and Regis University.