ELIZABETH HARRIS
My work combines painting and sculpture. It is process oriented and uses nontraditional techniques to achieve a rugged elegance.

I show the history of a piece - cutting, burning, tearing, drilling, and stabbing the surface. I apply layers then partly remove them, continually building up and tearing down, discovering the shape as I build it. Each step is an intuitive reaction to the last. 

Many materials are used: wax, plaster, wood, canvas, paper, graphite, and oil. My goal is to reveal the hand of the maker and the passage of time.

The new collage work combines vintage book and magazine paper, purposefully using fragile pieces to show the delicacy of aging physical material. A found treasure, a wall of torn posters or graffiti, the patina of time.


 
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