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ELENA MARY SIFF
September 3 - October 4, 2014


Mixing Media

Mixing media is what I do best, being a restless creator: collage, assemblage, sculpture, unique book objects, handmade paper, installation, assembled jewelry.  From an early age I have been a collector of all sorts of images and objects. My collections are vast and diverse.  I am fascinated with very small imagery and reflective materials. My work is a form of narration, as I consider myself primarily a storyteller.

In my studio, I interpret the mystery, the humor and the threat of my dreams. Like a beachcomber or a scavenger wandering among the ruins, I collect and juxtapose bits of disparate material, creating my own order. The souvenirs of my travels have been a constant source of inspiration.

“Everything can be used, but of course one doesn't know it at the time. How does one know what a certain object will tell another?"
- Joseph Cornell.

That unpredictable dialogue is the basis of my method and my faith.

 

The Thorny Road of Honour, 2012, collage on paper, 11 X 14"
The Thorny Road of Honour, 2012, collage on paper, 11 X 14"

 


Trunk of Ganesh, 2010,  fragment of mask from Nepal and mixed media,  9 X 5 X 4"
Trunk of Ganesh,,
2010, fragment of mask from Nepal and mixed media, 9 X 5 X 4"
 
  Art Prophets are Nuts: Art Profits are P-Nuts, 2000, wood, collage, watercolor blocks of paint, peanuts,  8 x 6 X 1"
Art Prophets are Nuts: Art Profits are P-Nuts, 2000,
wood, collage, watercolor blocks of paint, peanuts, 8 X 6 X 1"

 

 

   


A Wild Night at the Pier, 2013, collage on paper, 9 X 12"
A Wild Night at the Pier, 2013, collage on paper, 9 X 12"

 

Power, 2010, collage on paper, 6 X 10"
Power, 2010, collage on paper, 6 X 10"

 

 

 

 

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