I aim through my work to shift the mood, both as I produce and work with others to produce art, and as my art is viewed. My work is abstract, infused with light and comprised of subtle palettes and gilded tones and golden glints to bring a sense of tranquility and enchantment.
Madeleine Schachter's art traverses a journey to lightness, comprised of subtle palettes. Each piece implies movement, infused with buoyancy and sensation that defies pragmatism and precision, and uses tilt and tinge to evoke a sense of hope. Suggestive abstraction endows the viewer with prospect and possibility, entrusting that implication will arouse contemplation to enable unique flights into self-reflection and sentiment. She works in mixed media, including pastels, watercolors, acrylics, metal leaf, and glass crystals, and she employs unusual materials, such as mascara.
Ms. Schachter uses art to empower and engage people in transitional housing, survivors of domestic violence, refugees, and children with autism spectrum disorders. She has worked with Syrian refugee children in Mount Lebanon, Lebanon, and she has trained Syrian and Lebanese teachers in Beqaa, Lebanon to use such techniques. She does similar work with inmates at Rikers Correctional Facility.
Her book, Creativity Connections: Wellness Through Artistic Expression, explains how to use art to empower oneself and others.