Adjunct Faculty Peter O Zierlein has been busy getting his paper cut illustrations ready for the big screen. Zierlein, a recent graduate of AIB's MFA in Visual Arts, is the subject of filmmaker Roberto Mighty's "peterOZ: Balance of Power" a documentry exploreing one man's struggle for balance between art, commerce and family.
Peter O. Zierlein - "POZ*", is a German paper cut artist and illustrator (New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Berliner Zeitung) now living in America.
"peterOZ: Balance of Power" highlights his struggle to move from successful Op-Ed illustrator to Fine Artist. Will his dark, massive papercuts be accepted by the international gallery scene? Zierlein's influences include American cartoon artist R. Crumb and 16th century German woodcut artist Albrecht Durer.
This is the first in a series of contemporary artist profiles by filmmaker Roberto Mighty, MFA, artist-in-residence at Harvard Forest in 2012 and currently Adjunct Professor at Emerson College. Each film in the series focuses on a single individual, and features Roberto's unique writing, directing, lighting, camera and editing concepts. To learn more, visit: www.robertomighty.com