i’m jealous of elise wehle

Layers and layers and layers of goodness. This is the collage, and or drawing, and or paper-cutting, and or printmaking work of California based artist Elise Wehle. I came across her work for the first time a few weeks ago when I was judging the UncommonGoods art contest… one look at her portfolio and we knew we had a winner!  You can see why, right?!  She’ll be selling prints through UncommonGoods, but boy or boy, I sure would like to see an original up-close n’ personal! Beautiful. Speaking of beautiful, read her artist statement… it’s perfect:

“I make the art I do to pull me away from the increasingly digital world that surrounds me. Every day I spend so much time in front of a glowing screen that sometimes I forget I possess five bodily senses and not just one or two. Making art makes me conscious of my hands again, and all of my work requires time-intensive, redundant movements that remind me that not everything is as instantaneous as a click of a mouse. By weaving together paper, cutting lines, and folding shapes, I manipulate drawings, photos, and prints to create new landscapes for me to explore.”

comments (23)

  1. Melanie /// 05.09.2013 /// 7:32am

    This is amazing! I do feel jealous now, since I have been working with similar paper-cutting …but these are fantastic. Thank you for sharing

  2. the jealous curator /// 05.09.2013 /// 9:09am

    so are yours! i love “the keeper”! (don’t worry, everything’s been done in every color! just keep going down your path… your work is lovely!)

  3. Mary Gaspar /// 05.09.2013 /// 10:18am

    I agree, perfect artist statement (something I SO struggle with). And wow…these are just dreamy.

  4. Mary Gaspar /// 05.09.2013 /// 10:20am

    And Melanie just checked out your work and it IS really beautiful!

  5. Melanie /// 05.09.2013 /// 1:43pm

    Thank you ! 🙂

  6. Zia Daugherty /// 05.09.2013 /// 4:46pm

    Wow these are amazing! So much depth… I love a good piece of art with DEPTH! : )

  7. Nicola /// 05.10.2013 /// 2:35am

    Very striking work, Thanks for sharing.

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  9. NY /// 05.11.2013 /// 4:42pm

    I am just so drawn to this visually stunning work (I came here from pinterest. The concept is really relevant.


  10. claire /// 05.13.2013 /// 11:09am

    wow these are so beautiful, love the techniques she uses and the dream like quality. Just gorgeous.

  11. Nancy /// 05.14.2013 /// 6:56pm

    These are gorgeous. I loved them so much I went to her website to check out the prints, and they’re so affordable! Just made my first purchase based on a JC recommendation– excited to see these in person in 2-7 business days.

  12. the jealous curator /// 05.14.2013 /// 9:57pm

    yay!!! which one did you get?!

  13. Nancy /// 05.17.2013 /// 7:15am

    The bottom one “Cloudy Mountainscape.”

  14. the jealous curator /// 05.17.2013 /// 7:33am


  15. Paula /// 05.17.2013 /// 4:36pm

    Just made my first JC purchase!

  16. the jealous curator /// 05.17.2013 /// 8:04pm

    love!!! that makes me very happy : ) did you get the cloudy mountainscape too?

  17. Sheila /// 07.11.2013 /// 8:54am

    Keep meaning to come back to thank you. I purchased the Forest Intaglio collage from Elise. It’s gorgeous. I’m trying to figure out how to frame it so the beautiful weaving on the reverse side is visible. Thanks for pointing me to Elise!

  18. the jealous curator /// 07.11.2013 /// 9:11am

    oh how exciting! maybe you can have it mounted between two pieces of glass and then hang it from the ceiling (eye hooks in the top of the frame)? YAY! that’s a gorgeous piece : )

  19. Sheila /// 07.11.2013 /// 10:12am

    Excellent idea. If not from the ceiling, at least from brackets, away from the wall. I was thinking to ask my framer to do a mat on either side of the piece and sandwich that between two pieces of glass. I don’t want to smush it too flat between the glass panes as I want to preserve the dimension of the weaving. I’ll let you know how it goes. Could be a challenging bit of communication as he doesn’t speak much English! I will bring my trusty Chinese interpreter!

  20. the jealous curator /// 07.11.2013 /// 10:36am

    ha! well good luck – sounds like it will be pretty amazing when it’s all said and done! ; )

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